Become the Master of Your Life with these 15 Essential Ways to Demolish Fear and Anxiety“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” – Helen Keller Have you ever noticed that resistance follows any change or new experience in life? You know what I’m talking about, those feelings of fear and anxiety that emerge when we’re about to do something new and unfamiliar. Whenever we step into new territory we get that fluttering feeling in our gut, and thoughts start swirling around in our head of all the bad things that could happen. I’m not talking about the fear that keeps us safe from the mugger in the alley or the bogey man under the bed. Certainly some fear is normal, healthy, and crucial for our survival. I’m talking about the fear that keeps us stuck in a bad place. The fear that keeps us from being the person we are a capable of becoming. For some reason, its human nature to project fear and anxiety onto even a healthy and desired change. Our mind and body will always try to put the brakes on as we pull away from our comfort zone. I know in my past I used to be petrified of taking any risk or making change. But once I learned that my anxiety was a normal and natural response to taking a big step, I could use it as a signal that I was growing and expanding. I now welcome anxiety and fear as a sign that I am reaching beyond my comfort zone, which is exactly how growth occurs. I have also learned how to manage my anxiety and channel it in a way that energizes and excites me. I want you to do the same so you can master your life and live up to your potential.