It can happen without you even realizing it…fear can become the basis for all of your thoughts, your beliefs which, in turn, govern your actions and your results.
Think about it, if you fear not having the self-confidence to be criticized (for example), you will spend enormous amounts of energy organizing your thoughts, your vision for your future, your life plan and your day-to-day activity in order to avoid being criticized.
Is fear preventing you from living a happy, fulfilling life?
If so, what is the source of that fear and how can you overcome fear to live life as you were meant to live it?
Not surprisingly the events that have occurred and that have been reported extensively including the financial crisis, mass killings, higher unemployment, corruption, etc…all feed into the bucket of making us feel less in control of our lives.
I was coaching a client last evening and we got into a breakthrough discussion about what motivates people that achieve a specific desire, goal or outcome in their life versus those that do not.
It seemed simple to me, fear of failure was a huge roadblock to progress in key areas of life so until we can deal with that fear, we can't come close to realizing our true potential and have to continually battle the frustration that goes with being held back.