What we fear of doing most is usually we most need to do– Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is fear?
Fear is a physiological reaction to the situation we are in. Although fear is important for our survival, it actually is False Evidence Appearing Real. They also say Fear = Decision + Time. The more time we spend on making a decision about something, that we feel uncomfortable, the more we become afraid of the outcome of that decision.
Feeling afraid is not good feelings
FEAR creates harmful chemical reaction in our bodies that have negative affect on our mental and physical health. The most common side effect of fear is stress, which causes many illnesses if not controlled. The following article discusses the harmful affect of fear: http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/emotions/fear.htm
Shades of fear:
Media also plays an important role in creating fear in us. There are various shades of fears, nonetheless, it is fear. Fear attaches us to people and things. We become afraid of:
- The unknown
- Losing face
- Losing our partner/loved ones
- Losing title or position at work
- Appearing less than others,
- Not knowing the result or not being able to control the results