Fear. It’s our brain’s way of keeping us alive. I believe there are two fears that ultimately drive us. Which one is more powerful will determine just how successful you are in life and business. Keep reading to find out what these 2 fears are and how to harness them for greater success…
Fear. We sometimes believe it’s a negative emotion but (most of the time) it’s there to protect us. It’s our brain’s way of keeping us alive.
Fearful of what’s in that dark room? Fearful about walking across that rope bridge? Fearful of failing?
Good! That’s our brain trying to keep us alive and there’s nothing wrong with it.
We sometimes believe fear is a negative emotion and we use it as a guide to avoid something. However, I believe fear is a tool that we can use to help us succeed. I believe that you can’t spell “success” without “fear”.
Putting aside the fear of public speaking or the fear of spiders for a moment, let’s focus on the 2 fears that people tend to face when it comes to careers, money, and investing:
2 Fears – Which Do You Face?
Some people struggle with trying to get started investing or trying to start a business are not really struggling because they don’t have money or they don’t think they have all the information. (The real reason they’re struggling, even if they don’t realize it, is because they’re afraid.)
Meanwhile, some people seem to be fearless investors or serial entrepreneurs who start business after business without worrying about losing money.
What’s the difference between these two people? I believe that most people face two fears when it comes to careers, money and investing. They’ll face EITHER the fear of failure OR the fear of missing out. And the fear that you feel the most will influence your decisions.
For those who fear failure, they’ll struggle trying to quit their jobs and starting a business because they’re thinking, “What if I fail? What if I run out of money? How will I feed my family?”
But those who fear missing out struggle with a totally different set of questions like, “What if I stay at this job for the rest of my life and never get around to starting that business I always wanted to start? What if I end up in mediocrity in this job instead of risking it all for the lifestyle I want?”
The fear of failure or the fear of missing out. It seems to me that these two fears govern our thinking. One fear keeps some people stuck in a job and wishing they could leave but held back; the other fear makes people dissatisfied with their job and eager to break out of the confines of 9-5.
Is one better than the other? I’ve felt the fear of failure… but for me, the fear of missing out was stronger and I knew that I had to risk failure if I wanted to spend more time with my family doing the things we loved to do.
Ultimately it’s up to you but I think: we’re only here on this earth for a season… why spend it chained to a desk and missing out on building priceless memories and family time?