St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 9, 2007
Americans have a love/hate relationship with their fears. They don't like being afraid of things and yet, they rarely do anything about their fears. National Face Your Fears Day (http://www.FaceYourFearsToday.com) is a unique catalyst designed to help people confront their fears and boldly push past them.
Sadly most people let their fears cheat them out of the good things life has to offer. From enjoying the outdoors (snakes) to achieving career success (public speaking) to visiting loved ones (flying on a plane), there are myriad fears that hold people back. Tuesday, October 16th is a day to take action and assert some control back into your life.
National Face Your Fears Day creator Steve Hughes adds, "Psychologists report that facing your fears and overcoming them gives you self-confidence, a sense of accomplishment and the resolve to face other obstacles in your life. It's an empowering experience."
If people need a friendly nudge to take action, http://www.FaceYourFearsToday.com has a wealth of resources and ideas for people to use to begin to combat their fears. There are simple exercises like devouring your fear (spelling out your fear in M&Ms or peas and eating it) as well as ideas about getting together with a like-minded friend to encourage your on your journey. Plus, there's a fun A-Z list of the most common fears and other resources on how to get started.
There's no reason to wait until New Year's to make dramatic changes life. Carpe diem and make Tuesday, October 16th the day take a bold step forward. In the immortal words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."