Ask your friends what they are afraid of, and you'll get a variety of answers: heights, public speaking, spiders, losing a loved one. Sometimes we know where our fears come from, but often we do not.
Fears are a fact of life, but when they get in the way of doing what we want or need to do, then they're a problem. In fact, many psychologists claim that fear is at the root of all powerful and negative emotions such as anger, jealousy, and sadness. That's why it's so important to identify your fears and move past them.
Easier said than done, right? If we could just magically move past our fears, they wouldn't be such a nuisance. So HOW do we move past them? Well, everyone is different. Some women face their fears head-on, some try to analyze and get as much information as possible to conquer their phobias, some lean on friends for help and support, and others cope by seeking professional help.
Regardless of how you handle your fears, the point is that it is always healthier to actually try to face them and move forward. ALWAYS. So remind yourself to try to act courageously to pursue your dreams, even if you're quivering on the inside like a scared little girl. As long as you're trying, your fears cannot control you.