the Thing You Fear
the third rule: “Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is
certain.” Psychologists call this the process of “systematic
desensitization,” doing it over and over until it holds no fear for you
at all. Many businesspeople who have been so afraid of
that they couldn’t lead a silent prayer in a
phone booth have used this process of eliminating fear. By going to
meeting after meeting of Toastmasters International, speaking and
each time, they have developed competence and
where once they experienced only terror. So can you.
The Wheel of Personal Success
Here are two ways to apply these
rules to develop courage in yourself.
First, confront your fears directly
and immediately. Whenever you feel afraid for any reason, do it
anyway! You’ll be amazed at your success.
Second, do the thing you fear over
and over until it has no more power over you. The more you
repeat the action, the more courage and confidence you will