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Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Motivator: Fear Itself

I once read that human beings are born with only two innate fears: the fear of loud noises and the fear of falling. Every other fear we have we picked up somewhere along the way, some with good reason, some perhaps not, and sometimes we allow these fears to rule our lives.
Now, when we think about the number of people who are bungee-jumping or skydiving enthusiasts, or look at the line of people waiting to get in to see the latest movie full of loud explosions or the big booming rock concert, we can see that even the most innate fears can be overcome with the proper education and motivation.
In this two-minute video, motivational speaker Brian Tracy gives us three steps for analyzing our fears - in particular the fear of failure.

Dr. Michael J. Duckett of Upgrading Life, Inc. describes how we can overcome our fears by giving ourselves a playful "reality check."

I am of the opinion that one of the best ways to overcome a fear is to face that fear (if it is possible to do so safely), which is often not an easy thing to do. However, I think the advice from the above gentlemen can make that a whole lot easier.
I, for one, am going to do it today.

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