Fear: The Most Powerful 4-Letter Word of All Time
Have you ever noticed?
Some things must end badly, otherwise, they would never end.
Right now you are probably thinking of something that ended badly in your life. A job, relationship, project, investment, or something else that required you to make a choice.
Why is it, sometimes things have to go south before we finally make a change? It seems that the greater the commitment or more significant the matter is, the harder it is to proactively act, no matter how much we may realize a change is needed.
Why Do We Resist Change?
The reasons why humans are resistant to change may be unique, yet most fall under common themes, such as;
- fear of the unknown (what’s next?)
- fear of disappointing others
- fear of being judged or misunderstood
- fear that there may not be something better
- fear of regret
- fear of being alone
- fear of not being financially safe
- fear of offending others
- fear of failure
Four Letters With Immense Power
Think about how powerful these 4 letters are. When you put the letters F, E, A, R together to form the word fear it becomes powerful enough to stop humans in their tracks. We may not speak this four letter word as often as others, yet fear impacts us more than any other word.
EVERY DAY fear prevents humans from realizing their full potential, seizing opportunities and making decisions that could improve their life immensely.
Fear is powerful because there are no guarantees in life. The only thing we can be sure of is irregardless of how healthy we may be, we are terminally ill and will die – some day.
This reality makes it more important for us to face our fears. Insignificant things do not immobilize us with fear. In order to be afraid of something we must already, deep within our heart and mind, recognize how significant the change would be to our lives.
Everything Good Awaits Beyond Fear
Fear and I are well acquainted. I have let fear prevent me from making some decisions, or delaying important decisions until the situation became so unbearable I had no choice but to act. I suspect the fact that I recognized the need to make a change accelerated the decline of situation into a point where I was forced to make the tough decision. Once made, nearly every decision I was fearful to make has turned out better than I had imagined…sometimes immensely better!
What about you?
What is fear keeping you from achieving?
If you need help conquering your fears, find someone to help you build up the courage to act. We humans make better decisions when others collaborate and help us explore the possibilities. The guidance and support of a trusted advisor, friend, coach, colleague, partner, or family member is invaluable when making decisions and overcoming fear.
As I explain in my book, no one succeeds alone! The most successful people in the world rely on coaches, counselors, advisors and guides. There is no shame in getting help, in fact my book explains in GREAT DETAIL how essential interaction with others is to our survival and success.
So…Are you ready overcome your fear and turn your goals and dreams into reality?