Chapter 3 : What You Might Fear


Have you ever felt like fear was keeping you from achieving your entire potential in life? If so, you’re surely not alone as fearfulness is among the biggest obstacles that a lot of people confront when trying to acquire a better life.

Below are some of the many ways that fearfulness might hold you back:

What’s Holding You Back

Now and again fearfulness might make even the littlest changes seem extremely uncomfortable. For example, you could be deeply dissatisfied with your career, but feel anxious or unsure about finding a better one.

Or you could have always dreamed of buying your own home but fret that the responsibility could be too much to deal with.

Fearfulness might prevent you from breaking bad habits.

We all know that smoking, poor dietary choices, unreasonable alcohol and a sedentary life-style are a formula for unhealthiness, but we frequently continue these habits as they help numb our nervous or awful feelings.

If you've ever tried to break a foul habit like this, you understand how nerve-racking it might be as suddenly you're filled with anxiousness and you don't know how to handle it.

Fearfulness might prevent you from taking risks. Many of us shy away from risk, as we fear bad results. For example, you could hesitate about investing, as you fear losing money, or don't go into a new relationship as you were hurt by the last one.

What many of us fail to realize is that risk might bring excellent payoffs. Avoiding risk may help us prevent negative results but we also miss the excitement and joy that come from positive results.

Fearfulness may prevent you from chasing your goals.

Have you ever dreamed of doing something exceptional but were never able to push yourself to achieve it? Perhaps you dreamed of being a comedian but feared the thought of public speaking, or you wanted to be a bestselling author but were too frightened to compose that novel.

Fearfulness might prevent you from expanding your life. Social anxiety is another basic way that fearfulness might limit your potential. It may prevent you from attending gatherings so your career or business won't grow decently.

It's essential to note that many of these fears are often unfounded. They're simply a sensing that things might go wrong - but that doesn't mean they will. Rather than attempting to force your way through the fear, you may find it easier to explore ways that fearfulness might be done away with.

When you realize how to handle the fearfulness, you merely handle it as you would any minor obstacle and then continue on your way to producing the best life you possibly can.

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