Use Fear Wisely

Fear can be a positive force in our lives when it steers us away from danger or harm. Uninvestigated fear leads to foolish decisions. It’s worth asking: What is our fear showing us? With Covid-19, it reminds us of the preciousness of life. It unequivocally...

Don’t Believe It

Obsessively engaging in fearful thinking takes us down the rabbit hole of doom and gloom. Though most of what we fear never comes to pass, we suffer from our ruminations. The world we experience is a construct of our own creation. We make our own misery or joy as we...

Motivation

Using fear to motivate ourselves unconsciously supposing that if we don’t work hard and outperform our peers, we won’t get what we want or be valued, admired or loved. But fear is a clumsy motivator. Running fear loops to inspire action increases...

Fear in Perspective

Fear of danger, failure, missing out or being embarrassed often causes us to react to situations unconsciously with misinterpretations and knee-jerk reactions, rather than responding from balance and clarity. Fear is usually a response to hypotheticals that activate...

Fear, Suspicion and Paranoia

The root of all fear is fear of death. As a survival instinct, it compels us to exercise caution and avoid danger. If out of balance, this impulse can severely limit our lives. It can create suspicion without cause and keep us in a state of heightened anxiety,...

Fear and Failure

Successful people aren’t less fearful, they just have the courage to face their fears and move through them with determination. They know how to muster up their intention, energy, enthusiasm and effort to achieve their objectives, in spite of their fear about...