7 Things About Fear

by Ann Daly • More.com Member { View Profile }

When I hold my Do-Over! mini-retreats, the question I’m most asked is about fear. What to do about the fear?

I wish I had a magic wand to wave away each and every one of our fears. Alas, I don’t. What I can offer are a few observations and a reference:

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  1. Everyone feels it.
  2. It’s not going to ever disappear from life.
  3. It’s a sign of growth.
  4. It takes more energy to manage fear than to do what you fear doing.
  5. At the bottom of every fear is the mother of all fears: "I won’t be able to handle it."
  6. Fear paralyzes us when we refuse to acknowledge it.
  7. So . . . "Feel the fear and do it anyway."

For further reading: Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers PhD.

Ann Daly PhD (www.anndaly.com) is a coach, author, and commentator on women’s changing lives. She holds mini-retreats for women at her private getaway in the Texas Hill Country.

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