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The 10 biggest fears holding you back from success

The fear of inadequacy

The first thing people fear is not being skilled enough.

Once you admit the fear of inadequacy, you will begin to see what you need to do to step out and tackle that fear.

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The 10 biggest fears holding you back from success

The 10 biggest fears holding you back from success

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/18/the-10-biggest-fears-holding-you-back-from-success.html

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The fear of uncertainty

There is a fix to being afraid of the unknown.

Anticipating what will happen in the future is a strength that can be developed. Vision will keep you moving forward regardless of your fears.

The fear of failure

Your life, like everyone else, will not go exactly as planned. There are just some things out of your control.

However, practice identifying the things you can control in your journey and focus on them.

The fear of rejection

Rejection will come. But if you live your life with passion and put in the work, you should be most satisfied with giving life your all.

The fear of missing out (FOMO)

FOMO can cripple your success. It keeps you focused on what every other person in the world is doing, rather than on the people right in front of you.

You can fight this fear by slowing down and focusing on the people you come in contact with every single day.

The fear of change

We must learn to be content with life’s shifts if we are to find inner peace and passion.

Life is ever-changing, but this should also remind us of the need to take life as it comes, one day at a time.

The fear of losing control

This fear can be helpful, but only in moderation.

There are key areas of life that we can and should control, like our schedules, our self-perception and the words we speak, but there are things in life that are outside our control.

The fear of being judged

It’s common to grow weary of the feeling of judgement from peers or managers.

Instead of being afraid about what others think, embrace your personal story. That is what makes you unique.

The fear of something bad happening

The anxiety that comes from worry doesn’t bring success into your life any faster.

If you are in the midst of tragedy, remember that restoration will eventually come.

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Fear is everywhere and yet fear can be overcome, controlled and can even be a power for good.

Accept your fear relative to you.

Get Some Perspective
  • Are you really at risk?
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  • If the worse was to happen what would it be?
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  • If the worse did happen, how would you recover?
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By seeing fear as not the end destination but part of being human, you can see through its wily evil ways and move forward.

Hold a Hand

Think of someone you can always rely on, be it your friend, partner, colleague, parent, sibling and say: “Right I need to deal with this, and I’m going to need you to help me.” 

They, in turn, will feel valued, loved and respected.

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We misunderstand the value of fear when we think that being constantly hypervigilant will keep us safe.

Being afraid all the time doesn’t keep danger away from us. Instead, we need to learn to recognize key signals that could predict risk, in order to actually feel calmer and safer.

Picking up the real signals

When we walk around terrified all the time, we can’t pick out the signal from the noise.

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. True fear is a momentary signal, not an ongoing state.

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