7 Fears Stopping Us from Realizing Our Full Potential
There are seven fears that impact our life which we need to master. These include spiritual, mental, vocational, financial, familial, social and physical. They can either be powerfully supportive of your genius, or impeding it. There are also seven fears that fragment our full potential in each of these areas. The only difference between somebody who does what they love and someone who doesn’t is that the former has the ability to identify their fear and has a strategy to break through it.
These are the 7 fears that fragment our full potential
#1 The first fear is the spiritual fear of breaking some perceived authority’s ethics.
Morals are the rules we impose on ourselves, and ethics are the imposed rules between others and ourselves. Many people let those fears stop them from doing what they love and expressing their genius because they fear that others may not approve of them.
#2 The second fear is the mental fear of not knowing enough
This can keep you from doing what you really love. Thinking that you don’t know enough, are not smart enough or don’t have the education, is another illusion. You have the capacity to do whatever you dream of doing, at the level you’re on now, and grow to the next. You attract opportunities according to your level of knowledge. As you know more, you grow more. By loving yourself even when you don’t know, you liberate yourself to learn.
#3 The third fear is the vocational fear of failure.
You must be able to love failure as much as success since you fail and succeed equally and constantly. Everybody sets goals that they don’t fulfil. You’re a success and failure constantly throughout your life, and you need both.
#4 The fourth fear is the financial fear of poverty.
You’re afraid that if you go out and do what you would truly love to do, you won’t make enough money doing it. If you love something and are committed to doing whatever it takes to succeed, value money highly, follow the financial laws of success and save, you can certainly build wealth doing what you love.
#5 The fifth fear is the fear of losing your loved ones.
Many people feel that if they do what they love, they will lose someone they love. In a stable marriage, both partners don’t so much need each other as love each other. If you both have an independent life, you would still function if your partner were to leave.
#6 The sixth, the fear of social rejection, is a big one.
Some people don’t do what they love because they’re afraid of people will reject them. The truth is, the more extraordinary you become in life, the more you will receive both acceptance and rejection. Learn to appreciate both equally. People come and go, they’re transient, but you’re with you for the whole trip. Never sacrifice the eternal for the transient. Embrace both sides of life equally.
#7 The seventh and last is the fear of ill health, death, or disease.
Some people don’t live their dream because they’re afraid they’ll die if they do, or they won’t have the energy. But the greatest cause of illness, disease and death is not living your dreams. Inspiration and gratitude heal and empower, and if you’re not doing what you love, you’ll feel ungrateful and desperate.
You can break through or break down in all seven areas of life. If you break down you’re listening to your fearful self, if you break through you’ve listened to your immortal self. But don’t think that you’re ever going to be without fears in your life. Experiencing fears means you’re growing and challenging yourself beyond your comfort zones. Fear is an incomplete view of what is occurring, so identify it, bring it to completion and balance, and then walk through it. Click here on how to handle failure in a pressurized world.
Who Is The Writer?
Dr John Demartini is a human behavior specialist, educator, international best-selling author and founder of the Demartini Institute. Visit Dr Demartini’s website for more information.