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My name is FEAR. I reside mostly in everyone's heart or chest area. Sometimes I hang around at the jaw or the pancreas. I'm always around somewhere, playing hide and seek with you. When you find me, I immediately go into hiding again. Seriously, in the history of mankind no one has ever gotten rid of me, that includes you.



My job is to immobilize you. My sole responsibility is to stop you from moving forward so that you can't get the things you want. I have fun watching you struggling between taking action and staying put.


I love to create havoc in your little brain. Sometimes I appear in the form of a voice, tricking you into believing that is your voice. I enjoy those little debates that we have over some decisions. You want decision A, but I whisper to you that decision B is better because you will have certainty. And yes, I win again. You are staying put, you won't be making too much changes to your life.



Hey, don't get me wrong. I'm doing this for your own good.



Remember the time when I got you out of that confrontational situation. You might go through an emotional turmoil if you went head on with that colleague. I got you to avoid it, and you were safe.



And remember the other time when you almost lost all your money investing in that business. Fortunately in the end you listened to me, and pulled back on that decision.



Ok, there was only once I influenced you not to start that software business. Now that business is worth $23 million. Though you lost that opportunity, you are free from all the stress of an entrepreneur. You don't get to risk your life savings, and the relationship with your family. My intention is always to keep you safe.



Yes, all I want to do is to ensure that you will not be hurt. I don't want you to feel the pain of losing something. I always want to ensure that you have certainty before you make your move. I won't wish to see you heartbroken, feeling all those bad emotions, and experiencing negative incidents. Isn't that what you want in life? To be safe? And I make sure you are safe.



Remember, my name is FEAR!



What does ME say to FEAR?



Hello FEAR, my name is ME. It's funny,because even though we are not married, we are going stay together till death do us part. I sometimes wish that we can do a divorce, but you will not go away that easily.



I know that you want me to be safe, to protect my feelings, to prevent me from having bad experiences. But I do not need you to tell me what to do with my life. I don't need you to tell me what is good and bad.



You are preventing me from taking massive action. You are limiting my growth. You are restricting my power. What you are doing is not supporting in where I want to go. My energy is drained just dealing with you. Those times when you deceived me left me with regrets in life. I invalidated myself because of the things I didn't do. You, trickery, I want you out of my life once and for all.



I want to experience my life to its maximum. I am here as a spirit to experience a full spectrum of life. I am here to create new possibilities for myself. I am here to go through what I needed to go through in life to get what I needed to get. Your presence limits my exploration of new possibilities. You stop my growth.



So FEAR, hear this. I do not need your protection. I do not need to feel safe. I am good enough to handle all risks and hazardous experiences. I would very much like to explore the unknown. There lies the possibilities. Stay away from me. I will call upon COURAGE, STRENGTH and WISDOM to guard against your trickery.



I am ready to soar now. Ready to pick up my bag to take on the role of an explorer to seek out new grounds, new possibilities, new experiences. This is what I am meant to do in this lifetime.
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  • Profile picture of the author kenshin193
    Hi BRAVE, COURAGE, STRENGTH & WISDOM! I wanna be your buddy!
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    • Profile picture of the author skyjoe76
      Originally Posted by kenshin193 View Post

      Hi BRAVE, COURAGE, STRENGTH & WISDOM! I wanna be your buddy!
      We're always around you! Do you trust us?
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  • F False
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    Don't let it win.
    Great post
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    • Profile picture of the author gudrunsmith
      Originally Posted by Michael Harrington View Post

      F False
      E Evidence
      A Appearing
      R Real

      Don't let it win.
      Great post
      Love that!

      People in fear can easy be manipulated and controlled!
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      • Profile picture of the author cjbwebs
        2 Timothy 1:7

        For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound (disciplined) mind.



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        • Profile picture of the author abrahamgpg
          Originally Posted by cjbwebs View Post

          2 Timothy 1:7

          For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound (disciplined) mind.



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    • Profile picture of the author Craig Roberts
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      Originally Posted by Michael Harrington View Post

      F False
      E Evidence
      A Appearing
      R Real

      Don't let it win.
      Great post
      Wow, and all this time I was thinking he was referring to some new PC game..lol..Great post!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by Michael Harrington View Post

      F False
      E Evidence
      A Appearing
      R Real

      Don't let it win.
      Great post


      One of my favorites ever!! I actually have this written out and posted in my office!

      I'M NOT LETTING IT WIN
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  • Profile picture of the author razorico
    Hello FEAR, I wanna sign a contract with you! You will help me to avoid dangerous situations, plan and calculate everything, not be risky. What do you what as a payment? =)
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    • Profile picture of the author skyjoe76
      Originally Posted by razorico View Post

      Hello FEAR, I wanna sign a contract with you! You will help me to avoid dangerous situations, plan and calculate everything, not be risky. What do you what as a payment? =)
      Nice one!

      I do not require payment. Just your approval to take charge of your life!
      Please sign on the dotted line....
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  • Profile picture of the author Illuminations
    Terrific post. Powerful words you've got there. Failed several times but I never let FEAR conquer me.
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    • Profile picture of the author skyjoe76
      Originally Posted by Illuminations View Post

      Terrific post. Powerful words you've got there. Failed several times but I never let FEAR conquer me.
      The thing is many are afraid to come back again after they fail. Inspired by your tenacity!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Prescott
    Fear is definitely something that you must overcome to be successful
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  • Profile picture of the author Puusaari
    This is an awesome story. Most people don't realize how much fear actually stops them in their life. They fall for the lies that fear whispers to them, which justifies the inaction.
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    • Profile picture of the author skyjoe76
      Originally Posted by Puusaari View Post

      This is an awesome story. Most people don't realize how much fear actually stops them in their life. They fall for the lies that fear whispers to them, which justifies the inaction.
      Most people don't realize that fear is whispering to them daily, reminding them how dangerous the world can be. Sadly, they chose to believe it.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeUK
    Brilliant, I've just written a nice article about fear and it's debilitating effects for one of my non IM sites, I really do feel strongly about the subject. It's the fundamental cause of every problem and issue in the world and it's a no-thing, an illusion! So sad really...
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  • Profile picture of the author JingQuimPo
    FEAR.. I'm always afraid of that word.

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  • Profile picture of the author 06chakin
    My take on fear - there are two kinds, Fof and Fop, fear of failure and fear of people.

    the only cure for the fear of failure... do the very thing you're afraid to do, and after two 'do's there's no more failure. (Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.)

    the only cure for fear of people... no one's going to stab you for posting a video about why you think your point of view is important. (also join toastmasters, when they help you feel comfortable in front of an audience, which toastmasters if very good at helping you with, you will feel more comfortable with individuals as well)

    And here are my favorite quotes about fear and getting encouraged to face them:

    1. All men are great in their dreams... Reality just narrows the competition
    2. Pain is temporary... Pride lasts forever
    3. Nothing is more PAINFUL than regret
    4. Are you afraid to DIE? Or just afraid to LIVE?
    5. You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
    6. Fear doesn't paralyze... it KILLS
    7. Only those who dare to lose, WIN
    8. WARNING, Pain is just a part of the game
    9. Fear, there you go with the F-word again
    10. I live with fear everyday but sometimes she lets me race
    11. You can't win the game sitting on the bench
    12. You'll never steal second with your foot on first
    13. It's not how good you are, it's how bad you want it
    14. Fear has killed more men than time

    Hope this helps you realize that you're just as capable and worthy as the most successful guys out there. The only question you have to ask yourself is, 'are you willing?'

    -chris
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    • Profile picture of the author Jarrod
      Fear is energy flowing in the wrong direction.

      "Where focus goes, energy flows."
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by 06chakin View Post

      My take on fear - there are two kinds, Fof and Fop, fear of failure and fear of people.

      the only cure for the fear of failure... do the very thing you're afraid to do, and after two 'do's there's no more failure. (Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.)

      the only cure for fear of people... no one's going to stab you for posting a video about why you think your point of view is important. (also join toastmasters, when they help you feel comfortable in front of an audience, which toastmasters if very good at helping you with, you will feel more comfortable with individuals as well)

      And here are my favorite quotes about fear and getting encouraged to face them:

      1. All men are great in their dreams... Reality just narrows the competition
      2. Pain is temporary... Pride lasts forever
      3. Nothing is more PAINFUL than regret
      4. Are you afraid to DIE? Or just afraid to LIVE?
      5. You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
      6. Fear doesn't paralyze... it KILLS
      7. Only those who dare to lose, WIN
      8. WARNING, Pain is just a part of the game
      9. Fear, there you go with the F-word again
      10. I live with fear everyday but sometimes she lets me race
      11. You can't win the game sitting on the bench
      12. You'll never steal second with your foot on first
      13. It's not how good you are, it's how bad you want it
      14. Fear has killed more men than time

      Hope this helps you realize that you're just as capable and worthy as the most successful guys out there. The only question you have to ask yourself is, 'are you willing?'

      -chris


      Chris....I absolutely love the quotes up there, awesome post.

      To be perfectly honest, I had never heard of toastmasters before but I am just perusing the web site now and it looks like a great program.

      What has helped me get over some of my fears is just studying some of the great entrepreneurs of all time...they are fearless, they are willing to put everything on the line, their reputation, their money, themselves to make thing happen. They are hustlers and led their passion drive them, not their internal voices!
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    • Profile picture of the author skyjoe76
      Originally Posted by 06chakin View Post

      My take on fear - there are two kinds, Fof and Fop, fear of failure and fear of people.

      the only cure for the fear of failure... do the very thing you're afraid to do, and after two 'do's there's no more failure. (Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.)

      the only cure for fear of people... no one's going to stab you for posting a video about why you think your point of view is important. (also join toastmasters, when they help you feel comfortable in front of an audience, which toastmasters if very good at helping you with, you will feel more comfortable with individuals as well)

      And here are my favorite quotes about fear and getting encouraged to face them:

      1. All men are great in their dreams... Reality just narrows the competition
      2. Pain is temporary... Pride lasts forever
      3. Nothing is more PAINFUL than regret
      4. Are you afraid to DIE? Or just afraid to LIVE?
      5. You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
      6. Fear doesn't paralyze... it KILLS
      7. Only those who dare to lose, WIN
      8. WARNING, Pain is just a part of the game
      9. Fear, there you go with the F-word again
      10. I live with fear everyday but sometimes she lets me race
      11. You can't win the game sitting on the bench
      12. You'll never steal second with your foot on first
      13. It's not how good you are, it's how bad you want it
      14. Fear has killed more men than time

      Hope this helps you realize that you're just as capable and worthy as the most successful guys out there. The only question you have to ask yourself is, 'are you willing?'

      -chris
      I do agree with some of the points here but not all! In any case, your intention is to inspire others.
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  • Profile picture of the author RHert
    This is a great post. As a writer I love the way in which it was done. It really brings the truth home.

    Fear cannot be killed but it can be conquered.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joan Haynes
    The spirit of fear was not given to us from the all powerful. Fear comes in when we don't use what the all powerful gave us & that is POWER, A STRONG MIND & LOVE. We must remember who has all the power & who has given it to us.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    Great Thread!

    I don't know why, but it reminds me of...



    All the Best,

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  • Profile picture of the author writersparadigm
    F-face
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    R-reap

    This is what comes to mind. That is a great illistration about fear, thank you
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    great thread
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  • Profile picture of the author Kaysa
    Great post.

    Thanks for sharing!!
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