Four Steps To Turning Your Fear Into Fuel

Four Steps To Turning Your Fear Into Fuel

What if I told you that creativity is your birthright. It is actually encoded into your DNA. And that the only thing standing in the way of you accessing your creative power is fear, Would you believe me? 

I'm not exaggerating. The ability to be creative is hardwired into our bodies and brains. But unfortunately, fear is also hardwired into us. It's an evolutionary survival mechanism that helped our ancestors stay alive in the face of danger. 

Nowadays, we don't need to worry about being eaten by lions or tigers (although some days it might feel like we're being devoured by our to-do lists). But our fight-or-flight response is still activated by everyday stressors like work deadlines, relationship problems, and money worries. 

When we're in a state of fear, our body releases stress hormones, like cortisol, that suppress our immune system and prevent us from thinking clearly. This can lead to all sorts of problems, including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and chronic illness.

So how do we overcome our fears and tap into our creativity? 

 We do this by becoming aware of the ways that fear shows up in our lives, we can start with -

Acknowledgement: Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy- especially when fear is involved. We may try to talk ourselves out of acknowledging that we are feeling fearful because we think it makes us weak. However, the first step to conquering fear is admitting that it exists. It may seem like a simple task, but it's actually quite difficult. Why? Because when we allow ourselves to feel fear, we are also opening up the possibility of failure.  And who wants to fail? No one, of course. But the truth is, if we never face our fears head-on, we'll never know what we're capable of achieving. So the next time you're feeling afraid, take a deep breath and say hello to fear. Then make a plan of action and commit to it. By doing so, you're not only showing fear who is the boss,  you're also taking control of your life and paving the way for a more healed, transformed, and creative version of yourself.

Acknowledge that you are feeling fearful. Call it by its name: "fear." Let this emotion know you are aware that it is present and wants to participate in your plan of action. 

Tell fear that you appreciate its willingness to protect you, but that in this case, you have got things under control. 

Remind fear that you are the one in charge here, and that you are capable of handling whatever comes your way. 

Then thank fear for its input, and let it know that it can take a break now. 

You've got this!


Acceptance: When we're in the midst of fear, it can be tough to remember that it's just an emotion. We may feel like we're frozen in place, unable to move or think clearly. But if we can step back and observe our fear, we may see that it's not as powerful as we thought. Fear is just energy moving through us, and like all energies, it can be transformed.  

One way to begin transforming fear is to simply accept it. Instead of getting all tense and sick, let your muscles relax in knowing that fear is just another emotion. From this place of acceptance, you can begin to explore your fear. What is it trying to tell you? What do you need to do in order to heal? As you become more curious about your fear, it will begin to lose its grip on your life, giving more space for you to breathe and create. From there, you can start to focus on more  positive goals, such as wellness and transformation. 

Communication: As humans, we are hardwired for survival. When faced with a threat, our natural instinct is to fight or take flight. However, in today's world, we often find ourselves in situations where neither of these options is possible or desirable. In order to thrive in 21st-century life, it is essential that we learn to speak to our fear.

Of course, we know fear is a powerful emotion that can have a negative impact on our physical and mental well-being. When we allow fear to control us, it can prevent us from taking risks, trying new things, and living our best lives. However, when we learn to communicate with our fear, we can begin to transform it into a positive fuel in our lives.

When we take the time to listen to what our fear is trying to tell us, we can gain valuable insights into ourselves and the world around us. By deepening our understanding of fear, we can begin to heal the wounds that have been holding us back and start living with more purpose and joy. So the next time you're feeling afraid, remember that speaking to your fear can be  a valuable  step on the road to transformation.

Act:The fear factor is a funny thing. It can motivate us to take action or it can paralyze us into inaction. But what if we could use our fear as fuel? What if we could use it to propel us forward instead of holding us back?

The key is to act. To take that leap of faith. And yes, sometimes it will be a gentle jump and sometimes it won't. But the victory is in the jump itself. In the fact that we're no longer letting our fears control us. We are taking back our power.

And when we do, it opens up a world of possibilities; of healing and transformation, of creativity and wellbeing. A world where love conquers all. So, let's use our fears as fuel and see where it takes us. We might just be surprised by how capable we actually are. 


Let’s Rock a Healthy Lifestyle


 Sandra Turgot ,

April 1,2022

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1 comment

This is so true! Thanks for sharing this sound and valid information concerning fear and how to defuse it 🙏

Michael Robertson

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