How does fear control you?
How does something that most of the time is just an unfounded state of mind have so much control?
First off let’s have a look at the ways fear controls you:
Fear can hold you back from taking action in several ways:
Paralysis: Fear can immobilize you, making it difficult to even start the action. It can cause you to overthink, doubt yourself, and become stuck in a state of inaction.
Procrastination: Fear can lead to procrastination as a way to avoid confronting the source of fear. People often delay taking action because they’re afraid of the potential consequences or the unknown.
Perfectionism: The fear of failure can lead to perfectionism, where you believe that you must do something perfectly or not at all. This can be paralyzing because perfection is often unattainable.
Negative self-talk: Fear can create a negative internal dialogue that tells you that you’re not good enough, smart enough, or capable enough to succeed. This negative self-talk can erode your confidence and prevent you from taking action.
Avoidance: People often avoid situations or tasks that trigger their fears. This avoidance can hinder personal and professional growth because you miss out on opportunities for learning and development.
Self-doubt: Fear can lead to self-doubt, causing you to question your abilities and judgment. This self-doubt can make you hesitant and unsure when it comes to taking action.
Regret: If you allow fear to prevent you from taking action, you may later regret missed opportunities. This regret can lead to feelings of dissatisfaction and disappointment in yourself.
Negative impact on mental and physical health: The stress and anxiety that fear can generate may take a toll on your mental and physical health, making it even more challenging to take action. Fear often fosters feeling of unwell or even seems to lead to illness at times! Stress and fear are supposed to be warning states when the is a clear and present danger NOT a state of being all the time!
It is in the hold back that fear gains control! In the list above you can see fear is all about hinderance or avoidance.
Have you ever noticed that when you are afraid, nervous or scared you tend to take little or no action?
In a nutshell this is how fear not only controls us but destroys our futures!
Next week we are going to cover how to breakthrough that fear and harness it to propel you forward NOT hold you back!
My friends this is not always going to be an easy journey but I can’t stress enough that you get one life, this is not a rehearsal for the next go round! Live you life today like it matters because it does and it is the only one you get!
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