How To Overcome Fear And Perform Powerfully

How To Overcome Fear And Perform Powerfully

Learning how to overcome fear and perform powerfully is a skill that we all need to acquire as fear of failure and performance anxiety affect most of us at some point in our lives.

Whilst it is natural to feel a level of fear and anxiety in difficult situations, and this can be a powerful stimulant to an excellent performance, it can also be debilitating and hold us back from doing our best or - in extreme cases - cause us to not engage.


Everything I write about in these "Reflections & Experiences is all based on direct personal experience. The same is applies to every practice or technique I share in these pieces.

The technique I am sharing here is an NLP based technique that I have used a number of times to very great effect.

I am not trained in NLP and I do not see it as the answer to every problem in life, and in my view it is frequently over-hyped and over-sold. However, I take a deeply pragmatic view of all these things and if it is simple to apply, requires no training other than a simple straightforward outline of the procedure, and most importantly if it works then I always happy to share.

If you are interested in a genuine real-life example of how this technique helped me then please check this link:
How one simple NLP technique helped me to earn over $300,000

This simple technique can used to anchor any emotional state and in my view is a useful and powerful resource to have in your personal development toolkit.

If you want to find out more about NLP there is an explanatory video and further information of the following link:
NLP - How To Change The Way You Think





How To Overcome Fear And Perform Powerfully - Preparation Exercise

This is the preparation exercise, and then I will give you the technique.

Sit quietly and in a relaxed state. Imagine you are in the situation where you want to perform powerfully. In your imagination see yourself fulfilling the task, for example taking a phone call in front of your whole class. Imagine every detail of how it will be.

Imagine yourself doing it incredibly well. Now feel how good it feels. Imagine how powerful you feel, how in control you feel, how proud you feel. Focus on the feelings of how good it is as you perform so well and so powerfully.

Repeat this exercise a number of times. What you are doing is rehearsing your powerful performance. So by the time you next do it, you will have rehearsed it so many times you will perform powerfully.




How To Overcome Fear And Perform Powerfully - NLP Technique

Sit quietly and in a relaxed state. I want you to now imagine a time, a place and a situation when you have FELT powerful – incredibly powerful.

Play that scene through in your imagination and focus on the feelings of how powerful you felt.

The key to this is that you have to FEEL the feelings of powerfulness.

When you get to the point of maximum intensity of that feeling of powerfulness I want you to do two things:

1. Say a word. Any word e.g. <“Now” or “Power” – you choose the word.

2. Do a physical action e.g. clench your fist, tap your leg – you choose the action.

These 2 things will anchor that peak emotional state.

So let’s repeat that: Play that scene through in your imagination and focus on the feelings of how powerful you felt. When you get to the point of maximum emotional intensity of that feeling of powerfulness say the word “NOW” and clench your fist. Then relax.

Do this exercise 2 or 3 times.

Next time you want to feel powerful (and with no fear or anxiety), for example when you next have to take a perform an action where other people will be watching you, just say “NOW” and clench your fist.

You will find that your body is overwhelmed with the feelings of powerfulness and you will perform to the best of your ability. (The anchor word and physical action will trigger the feelings.)

Note

Do not worry about how or why this works. You don’t need to understand it for this to work. Just do it!


You can use this technique to
anchor any emotional state







Return to: What Is Spirituality?

Contact me



Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Reflections & Experiences.






Chinese (Traditional)EnglishFrenchGermanItalianRussianSpanishVietnamese


Custom Site Search


3 Keys Solutions

Action -> Think = Change


LATEST ARTICLES

  1. Do Something Syndrome

    Apr 09, 21 12:00 AM

    When to step in and when to leave things alone? Iatrogenics is a term, drawn from the medical world but now used generically, that refers to any effect resulting from an intervention that causes more…

    Read More

  2. Rather Than Trying To Win, Focus On Avoiding Losses

    Apr 07, 21 04:51 AM

    "Amateurs win the game when their opponent loses points, experts win the game by gaining points." (Shane Parrish) Most of us are amateurs but we refuse to believe it. This is a problem because we’re o…

    Read More

  3. Not Confusing Activity With Accomplishment

    Apr 06, 21 12:00 AM

    “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” [Warren Buffett] "You need to be able to distinguish between tasks t…

    Read More

  4. Avoiding Stupidity Is Easier Than Seeking Brilliance

    Apr 02, 21 05:46 AM

    "It is remarkable how much long term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent." [Charlie Munger] By simply thinking about…

    Read More

  5. How To Build Self Esteem - If You Don't Take Care Of You, Who Will?

    Mar 26, 21 04:47 AM

    Your self esteem is based on how you value and respect yourself and not on the opinions of others. Self esteem = Who you think you are. Mastery in self esteem = Who you know you are.

    Read More

  6. Mental Models - Help You Think Effectively

    Mar 25, 21 10:38 AM

    A mental model is a high level representation, or overview, of how something works. “...developing the habit of mastering the multiple models which underlie reality is the best thing you can do.” Our…

    Read More

  7. Cognitive Distortions - The Psychology of Human Misjudgment

    Mar 19, 21 07:16 PM

    Cognitive distortions are irrational thought patterns that cause you to to perceive reality inaccurately. Our focus in this article is the area of decision making in life in everyday situations and al…

    Read More

  8. Petulant Posing and Posturing - The Weaknesses Of Existentialism

    Mar 13, 21 04:49 AM

    Live authentically - rise above your circumstances, make your choices, accept total responsibility... Existentialism makes some interesting observations that contribute to your understanding of life…

    Read More

  9. You Are Not Your Thoughts - It's Not The Content But Your Relationship With Your Thoughts That Matters

    Mar 10, 21 12:00 AM

    There are four stages in dealing with your thoughts:

    # awareness of your thoughts;

    # understanding your thoughts;

    # accepting your thoughts; and,

    # living with your thoughts. Ultimately, what matters is n…

    Read More

  10. The Power Of Framing - Change Your Language To Change How You Feel

    Mar 08, 21 07:16 AM

    Framing is about how we define context, make associations, establish reference points and emotional touch points all designed and positioned to convey the sense and meaning that we want to convey. How…

    Read More




Support This Site