4 Scientific Steps To Facing Your Fears

Do you dare to confront your fears?

TIME

In his book The Courage Quotient: How Science Can Make You Braver, Robert Biswas-Diener shows how we can use science and research to be more brave.

He explains that there are two factors to courage:

  • Fear
  • Willingness to act

They can both go up or down. Courage = “Willingness to act” divided by “Fear.”

To increase bravery you must either:

  • Reduce fear.
  • Boost willingness to act.
  • Do both of the above.

What steps can we take in the moment to be more courageous?

1) Reduce uncertainty

The more we understand about a situation, what could realistically occur, and our position in it, the more able we are to think clearly. We are consumed by worry and fear when we don’t understand what is going on, don’t know what to do and or how to get control:

via The Courage Quotient:

In many cases, just filling in the mental…

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