The Power of FEAR
- July 26, 2017
- For Parents
How does FEAR play a role in your life?
Whether you are a student, parent, educator, professional or otherwise, we ALL are affected by fear in some way, shape or form, on a daily basis.
We plan to explore this topic again in the near future; however, the purpose of this blog post is simply to bring about awareness and get the brain juices flowing, as we like to say.
Those who know me are aware that I am very passionate about helping discover underlying factors which shape who we are and how we function. Once we have identified contributing factors, we can focus on strategies for addressing these pieces, developing skills, and setting and reaching our goals.
I ask that you take a moment and consider the following questions, either as they pertain to either yourself or someone you know and/or love:
Are you afraid of
- other people’s reactions to you or your actions? Conflict? Being hurt or judged?
- being alone?
- not having friends or no one liking you?
- failure or disappointing others?
- parents or family and that you might upset or let them down?
- not being able to just do it (whatever “it” may be)
- trying (because you might fail, or for some other reason)?
- social scenes or scenarios (or reading others and knowing social protocols)?
- setting your sights too high?
- participating because you may look or sound foolish?
We could go on and on, but let’s start here. Regardless of the number of these questions that apply to you/those around you, the important takeaway is that we start to recognize that these fears frequently are the source of many of our actions and can even influence and shape a person’s character as a whole.
The next step, naturally, is to consider the impact of these fears and to learn strategies for addressing/confronting/managing these so that we can move past any fears that are negatively influencing our relationships, achievements, confidence and more.
Stay tuned for announcements and resources to come!
As always, feel to reach out and share thoughts and feedback.