How To Be Brave: 33 Powerful Tips To Conquer Fear


You can’t do anything if you’re afraid. Fear holds us back from doing the things we love and living the lives we want to live.

The problem is that fear is a normal part of life, but it doesn’t have to hold you back any longer. We’ve all been there before – paralyzed by fear, unable to move forward in our lives because of some obstacle standing in our way.

This post will show you how to be brave and conquer fear so that it no longer stands between yourself and success or happiness in life.

1. Start overcoming fear by taking responsibility for your own life

It’s easy to be paralyzed by fear when you feel like the world is against you. When this happens, remind yourself that your decision-making power is yours alone.

You can’t control other people, but you always have your choices to make for yourself.

You’re the only one responsible for your life, and you can make a choice right this second to take responsibility by refocusing your attention on what’s within your control.

2. Fear slowly disintegrates when you achieve greatness

Start defining for yourself what greatness means

The more you achieve, the less fear you’ll have in your life. You can start by taking baby steps if that’s all you’re able to do right now.

What is something small that would make your life better? If it helps, write down a list of little things that would help you feel more at ease and less afraid.

When you do these little things, you’re still taking action in your life and moving towards the things you want to achieve, which puts you one step closer to feeling more confident about yourself. We all have greatness inside us – it just takes time to find it.

3. Set milestones to build mental resilience

You want to start building towards success in your life, but you can’t just jump into something big if you’re not ready for it. Instead, set milestones that you can achieve with relative ease.

Then celebrate each achievement and use it as proof that you are able to accomplish more than you currently think of yourself.

As time goes on, these little milestones will start adding up until you’ve achieved the big things you want to achieve.

4. Work on your self-confidence

Start by believing in yourself.

It can be hard to build self-confidence, but the best way to do it is by surrounding yourself with people who have more faith in you than you have in yourself.

Once you start gaining this support, start working on accepting yourself for who you are instead of tearing yourself apart every single time you make a mistake.

Believe in yourself, and you will become braver than ever before.

5. Learn about your specific fear

If you’ve been afraid for a long time, it can be tough to know exactly why.

Start by writing down as much as you can about the specific reason that you’re scared of something – what is it? What would happen if you took action and faced your fear head-on? How bad would it really be if things didn’t go the way you expect them to?

It’s important that you know as much as possible about these fears so that they don’t hold power over your life.

When you’ve learned all you can, remember that any fear is only as powerful as we allow it to be.

6. Find role models

It’s important to connect with as many role models as you can.

The more you’re able to see that other people have strengths in areas where you’re not strong, the easier it becomes for you to work on your own weaknesses.

In time, these role models will give you the confidence and patience that it takes to acknowledge when you’ve made a mistake without letting it define who you are as a person.

When you’re able to take action and move forward despite your fear, you’ll find that the things in life that used to hold so much power over you no longer have any control at all.

7. Overcoming fear requires action

Bravery requires you to take action despite feeling afraid.

Your life is in your hands, and you can choose to spend it living in fear or overcoming it bit by bit.

When one of these fears presents itself to you – whether it’s a decision, an opportunity, or something else entirely – don’t forget that this fear is only in your head.

You’re in command of how you live your life, but it’s up to you whether or not you want to be brave.

So what are you going to do?

8. Negative thoughts breed fear

If you start thinking negative thoughts, it’s easy to fall into a cycle of fear that spirals out of control.

But the opposite is also true – if you think positive thoughts, they’ll lead to positive actions.

The more positivity you’re able to inject into your life, the less time you will spend living in fear.

9. Constantly fill your mind with motivational and inspirational books

It’s important to try and fill your mind with the thoughts you want in there rather than letting negative thoughts take up all of the space.

Fill your mind with motivational quotes, articles, and blog posts because these will help you become more positive about yourself.

You might not think it makes a difference, but over time this constant stream of positivity will help you face your fears and become braver than ever before.

10. Learn how to feel grateful each time you feel fear

Take a moment to recognize how grateful you are for the things that have helped you overcome fear in the past.

When you remember that each time you feel afraid, it’s just another opportunity for growth and success, your fears will become a lot less intimidating.  

So take these opportunities to learn something new about yourself.

11. Don’t be too harsh on yourself if you feel fearful

When you allow yourself to feel fear without beating yourself up for it, you’ll be surprised how much easier it becomes to step outside of your comfort zone.

The next time that you feel afraid, take a deep breath and remind yourself that this feeling is only temporary.

You’re stronger than you think…and braver too!

12. The power of developing a growth mindset

Understanding that intelligence and talent are things that can be developed over time, not just inherent qualities that you’re born with will help you to become brave.

When you think of yourself as someone who is able to learn new skills, push boundaries, and take on new challenges, it won’t feel like such a stretch to try something new every once in a while.

So don’t wait around for your fears to go away before you take action in life – use them as motivation to grow instead!

13. Most people cling to their fears

When you’re able to see the ways in which other people are braver than you, it can help you to become brave too.

Rather than focusing on your fears and forgetting all of the opportunities that lay ahead of you, take a moment to look around at what other people have achieved with their lives.

You’ll be surprised by how many bad things have happened to other people and yet they still managed to do something great.

So why can’t you take a step outside of your comfort zone and do something amazing too?

14. Release control

Trying to control everything will only make you feel more fearful and insecure.

When you allow yourself to let go and move forward instead of trying your hardest to keep everything under control, it becomes a lot easier to be brave.

So turn off those negative thoughts that are telling you that the worst-case scenario is going to happen and do something awesome instead.

15. Embrace struggle

When you realize that struggles and hardships are only temporary, it becomes much easier to face them.

Rather than allowing yourself to feel as though your worst fears will never end, take a moment to recognize each struggle as an opportunity for growth and success.

You’ve got this!

16. Seek inspiration when you feel afraid

When you feel afraid, take a moment to search for inspiration that will help you to overcome your fears.

Seek out those stories of bravery and success within others because they can give you the motivation that you need to face your own challenges head-on.

The more people you can find who have managed to be brave in the face of fear, the easier it will become for you to do the same.

17. Don’t let fear stop your dreams

When you let your fears get in the way of your dreams, it can seem like an impossible task to get anywhere.

But when you realize that every step forward is a victory and a little victory is always better than no victory at all – it will help you to become braver than ever before!

When you’re ready to take that first step, your fears will no longer have the power to stop you.

So do what you’ve always wanted to do and stop waiting around for your fears to go away.

18. Develop a very clear picture of your fearless self

When you can clearly visualize yourself in a situation where you’ve overcome your fears and done something incredible, it will help you to become brave much faster.

So picture this new version of yourself as often as possible because that image is what will keep you motivated, focused, and determined to move forward.

The more you can dream of your fearless self, the braver you’ll be when it comes to chasing those dreams!

19. Fearless people are all about personal growth

When you understand that personal growth is about taking risks instead of playing it safe, it will begin to feel less daunting.

So take the time to do something every day that makes you better than you were yesterday – if not for anyone else’s sake, then just your own!

Don’t let fear hold you back from learning new skills and understanding new perspectives.

20. Don’t let the fear of failure paralyze you

It can be tempting to want to give up when you feel like all of your efforts are destined for failure. But if you let fear stop you from pursuing your dreams, it will only keep you stuck in the same place forever.

Because when was the last time that a risk-taker who played it safe ever achieved anything amazing?

So take that scary first step and do something awesome because you’ve got nothing to lose.

21. Think about the worst-case scenario

For many people, fear can be paralyzing because they are so afraid of the unknown.

But when you take the time to consider what might happen if everything goes wrong, it will help you to feel more prepared for any outcome.

So imagine how you would handle the worst-case scenario and what you’d do if things didn’t work out the way that you’d hoped they would.

22. Uncontrolled fear can destroy your mental health

When you’re constantly afraid of what might happen, it doesn’t just stop you from doing something about your fears.

It also stops you from enjoying life and the people who are in your life.

So take a step back and get to know yourself better so that you can start to feel more peaceful inside.

23. Understand why fear exists

When you understand that fear is a natural reaction intended to protect your body, it will become easier for you to take the necessary steps toward achieving your goals.

So always keep in mind that when you feel afraid, there’s probably something important at stake which means that this is no time to give up.

Even though fear can be terrifying, it’s exactly what you need to make your dreams come true.

24. Ditch fear for a better life

When you stop letting your fears get in the way of living an amazing life, you’ll be able to achieve all of your dreams and become a much braver person than you ever imagined.

So don’t wait for fear to disappear before taking that first step because we both know that it won’t happen on its own.

Overcome your fears and enjoy the life that you’ve always wanted!

25. Accept change in your own life

The most powerful life lessons come from realizing that there is nothing more frightening than staying stuck in the same old patterns.

So take a look at your life and ask yourself these important questions: “Am I brave enough to make this change?” “Do I want to grow as a person?”

If you can answer ‘yes’ to both of these questions, then you’re ready to make the change.

So stop looking for reasons why it can’t be done and start working on your plan for getting it done!

26. Stop people-pleasing

One of the worst things about being a people-pleaser is that it only leads to unhappiness and negative energy.

So follow your heart and don’t worry about what others will think – you can’t please everyone so why not try pleasing yourself for a change?

If you feel good enough about who you are, then how can anyone else have a problem with that?

You can’t please everyone, but that doesn’t mean that you have to give up on doing what’s right for you.

So be brave enough to stop people-pleasing and start living your life the way that YOU want to live it.

27. Why it’s important to learn how to be brave

The truth is that most people can’t handle their fears. They let it hold them back from achieving their dreams.

But there’s nothing weak about admitting that you’re afraid – in fact, it just means that you’re brave enough to take the first step toward change.

And yes, this might be scary but if you let fear stop you from doing the things that you love, then your life will never be what it could have been.

So stop worrying about other people’s opinions and start following your heart!

28. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable

In life, there will always be times when you have to do things that scare the crap out of you.

But this is a good thing because it means that you’re constantly challenging yourself and growing as a person.

So stop thinking about your fears as being something negative and start seeing them for what they really are: an opportunity to grow and become a stronger version of yourself.

29. Use positive self-talk to overcome fear

When you find yourself filled with fear, take a moment to breathe and say: “I’ve got this under control.”

This simple statement will help you stay confident and secure in the knowledge that everything is going to be okay.

So next time your fears start getting the best of you, repeat these powerful words until you feel calm enough to take on the world.

30. Don’t aim for perfection

Perfection is an impossible standard to live up to and it’s only going to make you feel like a failure.

Aim for progress instead of perfection and focus on the things that you did well and the areas where you can improve.

When we aim for perfection, we often set ourselves up for failure but when we aim for progress, we are always moving forward.

So say goodbye to perfectionist thinking and enjoy living your life without all of that added pressure!

31. Make being brave a habit

If you want to become a better person and feel more confident, then start making being brave a habit.

So each day, push yourself just a little bit harder than you did the day before until eventually being brave becomes second nature.

Remember that it takes courage to be brave so never underestimate the power of your own motivation and determination!

32. A simple way to overcome fear is to embrace failure

Fear is often related to the unknown which means that you’ll never know if you can overcome it unless you try.

So stop worrying about failure and start focusing on everything that’s GREAT about your life!

What matters most is how you handle yourself in difficult situations, because this tells others (and yourself) what kind of person you really are.

So stop worrying about every little mistake and start living your life like a true winner!

33. Perhaps fear can open up new doors

Fear is nothing more than a feeling; it’s not real.

When you let go of your fear, you’ll find that what you were so afraid of losing can actually be replaced with something new and better!

So believe in yourself and don’t ever give up – there might just be some amazing opportunities waiting for you on the other side.

So don’t let your fear hold you back and keep moving toward your dreams!


Thank you so much for reading this guide on how to be brave.

I truly hope that these tips have inspired you to follow your heart and reach for the stars!

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