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  • Writer's pictureYuval Teren

Turn fear into an advantage

Updated: Feb 13

What are the feelings of fear you are experiencing?
What are the feelings of fear you are experiencing?

Fear is a common feeling that we all experience at some point in our lives. While it can be seen as a negative emotion, it can also have a positive impact on our lives. For example, consider two people: A and B.

Person A has a dream of starting a business, but they are overwhelmed by fear. They fear failure, and the thought of their family and friends knowing they couldn't succeed is a constant source of stress. This fear serves as a barrier, preventing them from fulfilling their dream.

On the other hand, person B also has a dream of starting a business, but they view their fear as a driving force. They understand that if they don't take action, they won't be able to help others and provide them with the service they desire. They also know that not starting a business would mean missing out on fulfilling their dreams and living a passionless life.

The difference between A and B lies in their approach to fear. A asks questions that give them all the reasons why they should be afraid, while B asks questions that require action and motivate them to move forward.

So, what can we do to change the direction of fear and make it work for us?

  1. Reframe our thoughts: Ask yourself why you should be afraid of not achieving your dream, and what you would never have in your life if you miss out on it. Consider why you must fulfill your dream now and what your future would look like if you do.

  2. Embrace fear as a protector: Fear is not meant to block us, but to keep us safe. So, put it next to you, not in front of you, and always keep moving forward while being alert.

  3. Take action: Don't wait for fear to go away. Instead, take small steps to overcome it. Start by setting achievable goals and taking daily actions towards them.

By following these steps, we can turn fear into a driving force that propels us forward and helps us achieve our dreams. We don't have to eliminate fear, but we can use it to our advantage. So, go ahead and make the most of this opportunity to become your best self.

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