Fear is the single biggest thing that holds people back from achieving their goals and dreams. It’s one of most common reasons why people procrastinate on taking action toward their goals.
We fear failure, loss or rejection. We feel fear of being embarrassed, of being disappointed of getting hurt, or fear angering other people. So we play it safe and avoid taking risks or trying new things.
That’s why today, I want to discuss how you can overcome those fears that are holding you back from greatness.
Where Does Fear Come From?
Fear is natural. It comes from us – from our own minds and imagination.
It’s important to remember that, as humans, we’ve evolved to the stage where almost all of our fears holding us back are now self-created.
We scare ourselves by imagining negative things are going to happen in the future. But just because we imagine these things happening, that doesn’t mean they WILL happen, or that they will be as painful as we think.
That’s why psychologists like to say that fear stands for ‘Fantasized Experiences Appearing Real.’ Because fear is all about what we think or imagine MIGHT happen – not what WILL happen.