Throughout our lives it is common to feel insecure, especially in new situations (going back to school, facing a new job, being afraid of facing challenges of which we do not know if we will have all the abilities) and especially in personal relationships, whether social or with a partner (fears, jealousy, lack of assertiveness or to set limits, etc.). What does insecurity lead to?

Insecurity is an emotion, a feeling and also an interpretation of reality that is unpleasant, paralyzing and distressing to us . However, the problem is not the insecurity itself. In this article I am going to explain to you what this insecurity really is, what its origin is, and above all, how you can overcome it to live a more harmonious life, where you live on the basis of trust, acceptance and insecurity.

Insecurity as a form of fear

Thinking that insecurity is a problem may actually be the problem. Insecurity, as well as any emotion or state of mind, is something necessary and useful if it is managed in a functional way .

Imagine you’re driving a car in a completely unknown city. It is logical and adaptive to feel more insecure. What is the most frequent cause of car accidents? Excessive safety.

Insecurity is an emotion and feeling that warns you that you don’t have enough ability or courage to face something, as if your well-being or safety doesn’t depend on you. In a sense, insecurity is a form of fear, because it makes you afraid of the possible consequences. But is it really a fear or functional insecurity?

Insecurity must not be overcome, but you have to learn to understand and manage it. When insecurity dominates your life, that is the result of not having understood and managed your emotions in a functional way . In this way, insecurity dominates you and governs your life, when you are not really facing situations that are really a problem or dangerous. How can you learn to understand and manage it? What is it that you really fear? To what extent are these fears a danger or only part of your interpretation of what is happening or are they born from this very insecurity? Everything is based on going to the root of the problem.

What can be done to manage insecurity at its source?

Feeling insecurity at certain times in our lives is part of our human nature. The important thing is that it does not condition your life beyond a few seconds . Insecurity should help you to get to know yourself and to know what steps you can and cannot take, but it should never paralyse you.

Changing that situation always implies living a process of managing emotions, since it is from there that we manage to go deeper into those insecurities, to understand them, not to react to them and to apply in your life a series of different actions that will lead you to build a life with greater acceptance and enthusiasm.

To live a process of emotion management you need first to have the commitment, the company, and above all the illusion . In Empoderamiento you can take the first step for free from Emociónate, where you can start to understand your emotions and know how to manage them.

In short, insecurity appears in our lives often but it is not a problem. Life is actually pure insecurity, since we do not know what is going to happen. The solution is to learn to live with the security and confidence that everything that happens, even what makes us feel insecure, will be able to be overcome and you will be able to learn from it if you live your process, you know yourself and you overcome it. That is something that will stay with you all your life, since you will learn mainly about yourself.