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How to fix it:

The first step is to want change.

Meditate – Listen to your own mind to gain deep understanding of your own thoughts, beliefs, and desires. Stay focused on that and stop giving a fuck about everything else that doesn’t matter.

Gain insight into your insecurities – Don’t ignore them.

Get the fuck out of your comfort zone – Face your fears. You will notice that each successive attempt at facing your fear is met with less and less anxiety.

Try a Project Mayhem challenge. (For one full day, every time you feel fear discourage you from doing something, say fuck it, and do it.)

Realize your insignificance – The universe is infinite in time and space. You are a coincidence.

Go with the flow – Let things happen and don’t stand in the way of what is inevitable.

Focus on what is important – There are some things that matter more than others. Spend more time on the things that do matter.

Be confident – Know that no one else has the same experiences or genes as you. You have unique gifts. They just need to be discovered and expressed.

Make failure less stressful – When failure becomes fun or inconsequential, you won’t hesitate.

Get motivated – It takes courage to do something you’ve never done before. Listen to music, drink some caffeine, or do whatever it takes to get your mind in the right place.

Visualize success – When you have a clear vision to move towards, everything outside that vision becomes less important.

Be grateful – Your existence itself is due to chance and billions of years of evolution. There were many other sperm that could have entered that egg. Stop thinking about what could have been, when you have been the beneficiary of an infinite number of coincidences.

Remember you will die – Death is a nice reminder that you shouldn’t spare any moment. Although I don’t recommend it, you could try having a near-death experience and see for yourself.

Understand that fear is a neurotransmitter – It is always perceived as being more detrimental than it really is.

Re-frame the situation – Turn negative situations into positive situations. For example, a divorce could be viewed as an opportunity to find someone better. It also prevents more time and money being wasted on an incompatible partner.

Get rid of expectations – You don’t need expectations if you do what you love, put forth your best effort, and consistently make progress.

Be in “flow” – If you set the bar too low, you will be content with mediocrity. If you set the bar too high, motivation decreases as the goal seems too unrealistic. Always challenge yourself slightly more than you are comfortable with. In this case, failure only results in a learning experience, and success allows you to challenge yourself a little harder. Gradual improvement is inevitable.

Have a mantra – Constantly remind yourself to stay on course. For example, you could tell yourself “Just do it” or “Fuck it” to ease your nerves before attempting to do something you are afraid of.

Use reward and punishment -Use rewards as an incentive for good behavior. And remember, punishment only works if you actually go through with it. You could try something as simple as snapping your wrist with a rubber band or handing over a stack of cash to a friend if you fail.

Accept that you have no control over many things -You don’t control your death or the fact that not everyone loves you. Don’t waste your time and energy on things beyond your control.Don’t be afraid – You will regret it in the distant future when you realized you were a slave to your own fear.

Live in the moment – The past is a memory that is gone and the future is an expectation that may never come. The only moment to be truly experienced and enjoyed is the present.

Failure isn’t so bad – It is a learning tool that forces you to adapt and improve. It is also a way to get rid of the people who really didn’t want to succeed as badly as the people who want it more.

Know what you want – Each person defines what is important for themselves. If you play video games or watch TV, then maybe what you want isn’t that important at the time. If it’s something you truly want, you wouldn’t be focused on anything else.

Start acting – Thinking is the first step, but any moron can think. Actually doing what you were meant to do and constantly improving despite setbacks is what will separate you from the rest of the mediocre clowns out there.

Practice – It isn’t easy. It may be a chore at first, but once you start realizing the tangible benefits that come with this powerful philosophy, you will permanently make it a part of your life.

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