There are lots of resources out there to help you overcome your fears. Everyone has something they fear or are anxious about, whether it’s how to get that promotion, or make the jump to a new career, or that childhood message that they’re not good enough.
More than ever before there are people out there to help you. You can choose from podcasts, books, apps, and forums. TED and TEDx talks are an increasingly popular and accessible way to get inspiration and ideas to help you overcome all sorts of obstacles. Here are some of the top TED talks to help you deal with your fears.
1. How not to get chased by a bear – Ryan Foland
Ryan Foland believes that metaphorical bears are chasing everyone in their professional and personal lives. These bears are stressors that trigger your fears. This talk will set out to identify and break out of the fight or flight reaction whenever a ‘bear’ triggers your fear.
2. Smash, fear, learn anything – Tim Ferriss
World-renowned author and self-help guru Tim Ferriss talk about the one basic question to ask in any situation. What’s the worst that could happen? Once you’ve got that out of the way, you can get on with achieving your goals.
Ferriss shrinks fear back down to just another aspect of life. Overcoming fear often leads to your most satisfying success.
3. Success, failure and the drive to keep creating – Elizabeth Gilbert
Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert talks about the fear she had to overcome when she started to write her next book after the phenomenal success of Eat, Pray, Love. She drew on the determination she developed after years of rejection to focus on doing the thing she loved – writing.
4. Be the Warrior, Not the Worrier – Fighting Anxiety and Fear – Angela Ceberano
Public relations professional Angela Ceberano shares her own experiences of dealing with fears and anxiety. She discovered research which showed only eight percent of the things that people worried about were likely to happen. Armed with this knowledge, she decided to use her fears to her advantage, instead of seeing them as a bad thing. Angela presents two approaches to dealing with fear, and how to choose to be a warrior instead of a worrier.