Some of my most popular Facebook updates recently have been around the perception of fear. It seems that many people are fearful of starting a new venture. Taking steps outside our comfort zones can create anxiety and distress, and the further we wander from the perceived boundaries of our comfort zones, the worse this anxiety becomes.
In today’s post I’m going to take a look at some of the fears that may be holding us back from reaching or even starting our goals.
I guess one of the major reasons we’re afraid to fail is because we think we’ll look stupid – to others, but, more importantly, to ourselves. For many of us, we tend to be our harshest critic and not only berate ourselves internally with tough and unkind words, but often we go on to verbalise not only our dislike of our failure to those around us, but also our dislike of ourselves for having failed. In doing so we ensure that we have garnered support for the critical bombardment with which we are punishing ourselves. In this context, is it any wonder that we fear starting a new project which could end in failure?Continue Reading