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7 fears all successful people must overcome

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7 fears all successful people must overcome
If you want to succeed live in life, you must overcome your biggest fears. Some fears hold us back more than others. The nasty ones are like straight-jackets that restrain our abilities, making our dreams an impossibility. To be successful, you need to confront them head on.

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Fear of criticism

Many people are afraid to live their dreams for fear of what others may think and say about them.

Making decisions based on what people think will debilitate you for the rest of your life.

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Fear of poverty

Many people are stuck in “survival mode.” Too many people settle for mediocrity because they think they must “survive” instead of “thrive.”

Never let the fear of poverty hold you back from your dreams.

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Fear of old age (and death)

Benjamin Franklin once said, "Most people die at 25 and are buried at 75." This metaphorical death comes when people figure they can't make it happen, so they end up quitting in advance.

Fear of old age can also be harmful when a person has to go through a major career transition. In the end, age is far less important than your belief in yourself.

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Fear of failure or "what if"

“What if it doesn't work? What if no one likes it? What if it fails?"

These are the wrong questions. Instead, concentrate on all the ways you may succeed. Even if you fail, it can give you a chance to reflect, correct and succeed. 

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Fear of offending others

People must be audacious in their actions if they are going to achieve their dreams. 

Many people are afraid of offending others with their self-promotion. However, no one will recognize your talents unless you show them.

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Fear of looking foolish

We need to have more faith in our decision-making ability.

Find out who you are and what fits your style. Often, you'll have to start by finding out who you aren't. Trust your gut and know that you're making the right decision.

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Fear of success

Many people are afraid of their true “self-expression,” which is what real success is all about.

Many families operate on the belief system that becoming successful is unrealistic, so they never push their kids. Instead of adopting this mindset, believe that you will achieve success.

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Fear Paralyzes Action

The most common reaction in a fear situation is the attitude of, “I can’t!”

This is the fear of failure that stops us from taking action. It often shuts down the brain and causes us to revert to the “fight-or-flight” reaction.

Visualize Yourself as Unafraid

Your self-image, the way you see yourself and think about yourself, is eventually altered by feeding your mind these positive mental pictures of yourself performing at your best.

So visualize yourself performing with confidence and competence in an area where you are fearful.

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Trading of stocks and bonds has many variables and the uncertainty can lead to fear and anxiety. Fear is the biggest hurdle to overcome in this otherwise lucrative way to earn money.

Fear Of The Unknown in Trading

The most common fear is the fear of the unknown, where uncertainty and lack of knowledge of the forces at play can lead to a feeling of gambling away one’s money.

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Fear Of Being Wrong in Trading

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