Why Humour is Serious Business?

Baskar Sundaram
Baskar Sundaram

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Fear is an emotion caused by the intimidation of danger, pain, or harm. No person is born with fears. Fears are learned. Fears can, hence, be unlearned by exercising self-discipline regularly about fear until it goes away.

The most common fears that we encounter, which often destroy all hope for success, are the fear of failure, poverty, and loss of money.

These fears cause people to shun the risk of any kind and to decline opportunity when it is presented to them. They are so frightened of failure that they are almost paralyzed when it comes to taking any risks at all. Many fail before they give success a gamble because of fear.

Here are some tips for overcoming fear

Name The Fear

Sometimes merely declaring what your fear is, gives you the energy to deal with it. Say what your fear out loud, scribble it down, or focus your mind on it. When you try to overlook your fear, it grows. When you face it, it shrinks.

Understand Fear And Embrace It

Fear exists to keep us protected. It is not naturally bad or good but a tool we can use to make better choices. Fear is not meant to keep us inactive, but to help us act in ways that produce the results we need and want. Embrace fear as an instructor and let him inform your actions, but not control them. Your ability to face and act in spite of your fears is the key to happiness and success.

Visualize Success

Mental mapping guarantees that when the body moves, it is more likely to follow its pre-ordained path. The same method will prepare you to succeed at anything you are trying to achieve.

Whenever fear strikes, flip it over. Instead of imagining something bad that can happen, imagine something positive. What is a positive outcome to your fear? If you are thinking about public speaking, think of yourself being a successful speaker rather than an unsuccessful one.

Gain A Sense Of Proportion

We sometimes get so caught up in the success or failure of a specific quest that we lose the sense of where it fits in with everything else we value. Ask yourself what is the worst that can happen? Sometimes the truth is bad, but often you might find that the fear itself is worse than whatever it is you are afraid of happening.



Your breath can set you free. It can help you overcome and master your biggest fears. It is one of the simplest and most effective ways of overcoming fear. If you start to get a racing heartbeat or sweating palms, the best thing for you is not to fight it.

Stay wherever you are and simply feel the fear without striving to distract yourself. The goal is to help the mind get used to coping with fear, which takes the fear of fear away.

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