The Psychology of Fear: 6 Powerful Pre-programmed Human Fears and How to Overcome Them

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There’s a big question we all need to consider.

It’s not easy — in fact, it’s pretty confronting…. but it needs to be asked.

That question is:

Are we letting fear run our culture?

With the recent shock election result, recently we’ve seen a lot of fear and confusion dominate the mainstream narrative.

But the reality is the news often profits from the perpetuation of distressing emotions, and all the time at the expense of our collective mental health.

Fear doesn’t make for good decision-making. In order to live the most fruitful life you can, and to grow and prosper as a global society, we need to learn how to calm and overcome our biologically pre-programmed fears.

So what exactly is fear?

The Psychology of Confidence at Work: 5 Simple Tactics to Guarantee Long-Lasting Self Belief

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Let me start this off with a little bit of honesty.

You may not know why you are reading this. But I’m pretty sure I do.

And let’s be clear. It’s not because you lack a skill. Nor is it because you lack time.

It’s not because your co-workers are difficult, or you need a quick boost of motivation from the Internet.

And it’s definitely not because of that sneaky little lie your ego is harboring.

You know the one.

The one that waits gutlessly until your body is tired. Until you’re hungry or you’re sleepy or your boss has just scolded you.

The one that seizes the moment and whispers “maybe you’re just not good enough,” and in the second of weariness you just about believe it.

No, that’s not why you are here.

You’re here because you understand that a lot of the time, skill doesn’t mean confidence.