fearlessness

Becoming a force – The end state

A force is someone who lives in alignment with who they are. By this, I mean they know their likes, dislikes, and the problems they truly care about solving. A force honors this self-knowledge and uses this information to guide their decisions and actions. A force doesn’t abandon this self-knowledge when expectations from the world …

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therapists, stoics, and best-selling authors who’ve seen & believe that anxiety is caused by beliefs

Note: These individuals also believe that all negative emotions are caused by beliefs (often unconscious). There are probably more people that share this perspective but these people come readily to my mind. Marcus Aurelius has stated that it isn’t external things and events that upset us but rather our judgments about those things. I argue …

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Questions and answers about the cause of anxiety

Words in bold are questions or responses from readers or people I’ve worked 1on1 with. “What I have learned and observed is emotions have to be accepted and moved on forward from because engaging with thoughts and emotions gives you more of them. What you describe sounds like you try to get rid of all …

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Full Counseling session transcript – why I got anxious before speaking up in a group of 3 guys

This is a transcript of a counseling session I had to understand why I got anxious before attempting to share an opinion with a group of 3 other guys I had met for the first time at a dinner. The assumption is that you’re aware of the Option Method and want to see an example …

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Can we get rid of all our anxiety at once?

The answer The answer depends on what we mean by this question. Behind this question is the probable desire to prevent ourselves from being triggered when we don’t want to be. It’s a sensible desire that I’ve also shared but can this be achieved overnight? Here’s my point of view: We have a particular way …

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Why anxiety is caused by information in our brains

Our brains have the ability to store information Neuroscience has shown that our brains have the ability to store information. For example, if we’ve never seen a tennis ball, we may be unable to identify one. However, after learning what a tennis ball is, we’ll be able to recognize tennis balls for the rest of …

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Where do our thoughts come from?

In cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is an evidence-based therapeutic modality for reducing anxiety, core beliefs are thought to underlie automatic thoughts. Interestingly, I’d argue that beliefs are thoughts we’ve decided to “install” in our brains to help us process life. Julie Simmons, a licensed therapist, explains this point below: As such, beliefs are thoughts …

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