How Fear Can Limit Your Potential

Imagine you are sitting on the seashore watching the sunset and waves are touching your feet one by one making you feel fully relaxed and out of every responsibility.

Compare it with the same situation of peace but with a thought of dozens chores running in your head, the pending tasks or everything other than enjoying.

Somewhere deep inside you feel guilty, tired and hidden fears that can make you sad. We can understand that this situation is quite disturbing and can ruin one’s life. Fear plays a major role in worrying about tomorrow’s task and not enjoying the happy today.

How Fear affects?

 It is basically the emotion that may be triggered by a threat or losing someone fighting with the trauma. It is the functionality of the body, how it works and how the hormones secreted are regulated in the body controlling different emotions specifically fear and stress. Flight and fight hormones are the main to control these emotions.

Worrying is good but excessive worrying is dangerous as well. Similarly, excessive fear may cause a person to even lose his life just for nothing or because he lacks the confidence to deal with it.

How does fear work?

It makes us responsive towards alarming situations. When we feel it’s not safe, our body works by secreting hormones to;

• Stop or slow down the systems that are not required for survival.

• Speed up those functions and organs that play a vital role in survival like heart, eye and muscles to escape quickly.

The body also secretes the hormones fast that help the brain to focus, how to react to danger and memorize it in life.

What Change can do?

It’s impossible to avoid change. It can be beneficial in certain situations, such as when a company expands or when a person receives a raise. It can be frustrating on other occasions, such as when you lose your job or suffer a personal loss.

Unforeseen and out of our reach transitions, such as a downturn, a disease outbreak, or a major catastrophe, are always the most difficult to comprehend and adapt to. Changes of this nature can be daunting to admit but you’ll also find that your response and attitude determine whether or not you have a positive or negative impact. 

“If you do not create change, the change will create you.” ~Unknown

Let us discuss the change in life;

1. Emotional intelligence

Each time things get changed, you evolve and discover new things. You gain new perspectives on various aspects of your life. And improvements that did not lead you to your desired destination help in teaching you a lesson for the future.

2. Adaptability

Changes occur often, allowing you to quickly adjust to new circumstances, cultures, and individuals. As a consequence, you are less likely to panic if anything suddenly changes.

3. Improved life

We all have areas in our lives where we want to improve—finances, employment, partners, homes, and so on. Nothing will change on its own, as we all know. To make it happen, we’ll have to do stuff accordingly. There would be no progress if nothing changed.

In short, it is important be aware of triggers and to make adjustments to reduce workload or stress. Fear can make your life messy and unhappy. It is good to have it to some extent but an excess of anything is harmful. Transforming your fear into confidence is the way to see your dreams come true. 


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