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#SELF-HELP: How To Face & Combat Fear

In this instant age of instant everything we want it now and we wish we had had it yesterday. We don't even take the time to read past the first few sentences if the answer we seek isn't at the top of the page. We go back to our Google search page and look for the next "better" result while completely overlooking what might have been contained in Paragraph 2.

Last night we had a great Twitter Chat on the disease otherwise known as fear. These were some of the group discoveries that were made:

  • Fear is faith in bad things. Once you become fearful you begin to mentally invest in the outcome of failure and defeat.
  • Fear is the mind-killer. It will paralyze you and have you acting crazy. It will prevent you from realizing the full person, parent and spouse you were designed to be.
  • "Act as if you are" and "act as if it is" and what you seek will eventually come to you despite whatever obstacles may present themselves.
  • Fear can only be overcome head-on.
  • It is easier to face your fears when you have someone in your corner, cheering you on, keeping you on task...keeping you in line.

Most of this sounds great but of course it is easier said than done. Especially for the person currently consumed by their fears. Obviously as a writer I believe in the power of reading. I also haven't abandoned books for the Internet. The following is a very short list of books to help those who struggle with fear. Don't be in a rush to get to the answers. Sometimes it actually takes time to be led from the place where you are to get someplace better. If you move to quickly you may end up right back where you started. This is you we're talking about here: you heart, mind, body and soul. Invest well and invest real time. If not for your sake then the sakes of your families:

Books on Facing & Overcoming Fear

What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful

Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear

Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

DAD: As Easy As A, B, C: 26 Dos & Don'ts For Fathers

Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson

I hope that you will consider adding at least one to your personal library. A little personal investment goes a long, long way.

I'm the author of DAD: As Easy As A, B, C! - 26 Dos & Don'ts for Fathers. Click here for my story and the origin of Makes Me Wanna Holler. Do you Tweet? Follow EPayneTheDad on Twitter. Live on Facebook? Like Makes Me Wanna Holler on Facebook.

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