5. Summon your resources
Most superheroes have a sidekick who arrives just in time when there’s an onslaught of new challenges or threats. Think Wonder Girl or Robin.
Consider what resources you have at your disposal to help you out of a situation. What is your golden lasso? It could be a friend, parent, mentor, or coach. Call for backup.
6. Act like your hero
If you’re stuck ask yourself, “What would my superhero do?” My Wonder Woman would not jump to conclusions or catastrophize. Instead, she would seek the truth, use compassion, and stay calm.
Once you have a clear mental picture of your hero in action, do as they would. Act as if you’re them!
7. Face your fears head-on
Be afraid and do it anyway. Take a few deep breaths and push through overwhelm and fear. Wonder Woman didn’t quake in her knee-high boots when confronted by danger! Get into that phone booth, regroup, and turn yourself into your hero.
Fear, difficulties, and suffering are inevitable in life. But, you have a choice in how you respond. You can choose to lift yourself above it all; you can decide to summon your internal hero or heroine.
Feel the exhilaration of looking fear in the eye and save your own day!
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Lisa Petsinis is a certified coach who works with resourceful individuals who want to cope with stress, let their brilliance shine and create a life they love. Contact her for a breakthrough call or sign up for her newsletter for even more advice.
A version of this article originally appeared on www.lisapetsinis.com and is reprinted with permission.
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