At some point in our life we will be scared. Whether it be from asking someone to go on a date, going for an interview, telling someone you want nothing more to do with them, bungee jumping, parachuting, flying, spiders, or any other of the multitude of phobias. Fear though, is not real. Fear is a chain reaction in the brain that starts with a stressful stimulus and ends with the release of chemicals that cause a racing heart, fast breathing and energized muscles, among other things, also known as the fight-or-flight response.* By taking some deep breaths, you can help alleviate that fear, by concentrating on something else and not thinking about what is scaring you.
Fear of rejection is very high up on the list for a great many people, but what would you do if you knew you wouldn’t fail? Would you be scared then? What about if you know that you won’t be rejected? Try to think “I will not be rejected” it may well help. I am not saying that you need not be scared of anything, because we need a healthy dose of fear to keep us going. Don’t think of being rejected though. Think of it as a practice step for the next time.
Fear is the only thing to fear.
* From How Stuff Works
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