"We have nothing to fear but fear itself." Franklin Roosevelt
How many times have you had a really great idea or wanted to take a risk and try something new, only to have a little voice inside your head shout:
"It wouldn't work!" "You couldn't possibly do that!"
or "What a silly idea".
Everyone, at some point in their lives has listened to their little voice cautioning them against following a certain action. If you frequently question what you do and think, and veer away from making decisions, then you may be stopping yourself from reaching your fullest potential. You may be slowly squeezing special creative energy and inspiration inside of you that makes you unique, into a tight knot that needs to desperately unravel.
So what motivates that niggly little voice? What is stopping you from making that important decision or trying something new?
One of most common answers is FEAR. Fear is greatest single barrier to success in our personnel and professional lives. The emotion of fear is intended to warn us of danger and to act as a cautionary tool. It should make us stop and think before taking action.
The Great Dictator?
What fear shouldn't do is dictate course of action we take. It shouldn't control our thoughts or relationships with other people, and most importantly fear shouldn't shape who we are or what we want to achieve in our lives.
On a conscious or subconscious level all of us have felt impact of fear in our lives. Whether it is fear of making a decision, fear of failure, a fear of what other people will think, or fear of success - consequences are same.