Many people can feel fearful and anxious when they think about the future. The not knowing and not being in control can play havoc on some people who prefer the illusion of controlling their future.
The people who tend to be fearful of the future have likely experienced something in their lives that has caused them to not trust what is around the corner. The things that are around the corner might bring massive change or loss, neither of which promotes happiness and joy.
Some people might have a mental health challenge when it comes to thinking about the future, they might experience one or more symptoms of depression, anxiety, or PTSD. They are robbed of the excitement that so many people feel when they think of the future.
The fears of the future are plentiful and shared by many people. They might be held back by something from their past that they have yet to resolve. The things that might keep some people stuck in the past prevent them from looking forward to the future.
The past has a way of coming up again and again for some people and when there are hurts involved, it can be very challenging to move into the future.
The impact of staying stuck in the past or not moving into the future can be significant on people’s professional and personal lives.
There are three components to taking on the fears of the future while also paying attention to the past.
1. Develop an open mindset that focuses on the good and positive experiences and outcomes with any expected event or activity.
2. Align behaviors to the mindset and check-in with yourself often to stay the course towards the future.
3. Focus on the positive feelings that come with achieving the outcomes and results in the future.
Relating the fears of the future to the COVID-19 pandemic can be complicated and cumbersome for many people. Those who can apply a plan to moving into the future now that restrictions and guidelines have been lifted will most likely come out on the other side with a story of resilience and determination.
Facing the fears that might come with the thinking about the future and powering through the past will give you a sense of empowerment and build massive self-confidence.
With much gratitude.
This post is republished on Medium.
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