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!
Lisa Petsinis is a certified coach and a certified Myers-Briggs® type indicator practitioner. Contact Lisa if you'd like to discover your type and learn how you can use it to enrich your life, starting today. You can also sign up for Lisa’s newsletter for even more advice. A version of this article originally appeared on www.lisapetsinis.com and is reprinted with permission.