Are These Top 10 Fears Keeping You From Your Potential?

Posted by Patricia / on 07/26/2013 / 0 Comments

Fear is pretty much always the root problem between you and your ability to make decisions, take actions, and ask for what you want - even to know what you really want. If you really drill down past your reasons and excuses, you can count on at least one of these basic fears to be your saboteur.

Fear is like the gatekeeper of our comfort zone... and the magic happens on the edge and just outside of your comfort zone.


Take a moment to assess how many of these top 10 fears keep you from living full out and creating the life you were meant to live:

1 - Fear of Being Judged. Needing approval from family, peers, co-workers, etc. can keep you from going after your dreams and goals - essentially giving your power away.

2 - Fear of Rejection. Rejection just means that someone else has a different opinion - and it only hurts if you take it personally.

3 - Fear of Emotional Pain. Rather than allow this to stop you, consider instead, that painful feelings can sharpen our sense of joy and gratitude.

4 - Fear of Embarrassment. Making mistakes publicly is awful only when we let ourselves feel ashamed - so remember, there are no mistakes, only opportunities to learn and discover your preferences.

5 - Fear of Being Alone. A strong sense of self-worth and what you can offer the world reduces this fear and will always attract people who resonate with you. Get support of a coach or mentor who can see in you what you cannot yet see for yourself.

6 - Fear of Failure. A biggie for most of us and born of the notion that it's not OK to fail - consider that any highly successful being, has failed his or her way there. This is the flip side of the same coin as fear of success.

7 - Fear of Success. More responsibility, more attention, pressure to perform can be frightening when we don't believe in ourselves - but the real fear here is that you know deep in your heart that you are powerful, and it's your power that scares the hell out of you. One step at a time sweetie!

8 - Fear of Expressing Feelings. Living an authentic life means being willing to express your true feelings to your loved ones, colleagues, adversaries - even yourself. Holding back blocks your energy, stifles you self-worth, expansion, and well-being.

9 - Fear of Intimacy. Emotional intimacy - really being seen by another - can be as scary as sexual intimacy. Remember always that you are whole, perfect, and complete. You are worthy and enough to share your gifts.

10 - Fear of the Unknown. The unknown can be exciting and vast if you shift your fear to curiosity. Consider how boring life would be if there were no such thing as exploring the new. That's why you came into your physical body in the first place!

Your assignment (unless you want to stay right where you are) - is to put your awareness on how your body feels when you feel fear, that feeling of contraction that comes in many guises, and get curious about it.  Get conscious about how that fear is really an illusion... it's a choice... because nothing has meaning but the meaning you give it.  Get courageous and walk through it from the feeling in your heart!  Alix Rager

 

 

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