Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Fear

I was listening to a CD about the topic of "fear" last night. And it's very interesting, and really got me thinking.

Fear is common to all people. It is an emotion that has been built into every person as a protective mechanism. People have all sorts of internal fears, including a fear of change, a fear of making a decision, a fear of taking on the responsibilities that are perceived to go with a promotion or a move to the next level in life, a fear of discomfort, or a fear of putting something at risk, a fear of failure and a fear of embarrassment. Some people don't even know what they are fearful of. They are just 'fearful' people.

Fear causes a person to cancel an appointment, fear keeps a person from doing his best or giving his all in life. Successful people don't quit when things get tough. Successful people overcome their initial fears and do the things that unsuccessful people are unwilling to do! Fearful people don't take risks.

Have you ever felt those feelings of fear and hesitancy to start something new? A new ministry? A new business? A new relationship? Or a new career? And how do you overcome those fears?

12 comments:

sabrina said...

My fear is always height. I haven't really overcome it yet. To overcome it, is to always go to high places or involve with activites that require heights. :p

Kitty Cheng said...

Sabrina, I live on the 16th floor in an apartment in Southbank. Perhaps you can come along and try going out to the balcony to overcome your fear of height.

sabrina said...

Wow.. 16th floor is very very high! :P

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I get very fearful of change. I get fearful of people and relationships as well.

audrey` said...

I love being near the ocean and the waves. Yet I'm fearful of the water because I can't swim. This is so contradicting.

Kitty Cheng said...

Hi Sabrina, hehe it's quite high, you are welcome to come and try to overcome your fear of height!

Kitty Cheng said...

Hi Matthew, they say that change is constant, so it must be hard for you to be fearful of change. Yeah I used to be a bit fearful of relationships as well (given my past experience), but the Lord has helped me overcome it :D

Kitty Cheng said...

Audrey, I am the same as you. I can't swim, but I like the beach a lot.

audrey` said...

Yeah!
We've another similarity =)
HaHa!

Kitty Cheng said...

yes Audrey hehe ;)

Ross said...

In some areas, I've found that the key is to face the fear and confront it. This principle needs to be applied in other situations I'm facing.

myepinoy said...

I guess fear is the root why superstition like Friday the 13th still exists till this present and modern times.

Fear of doing something good is a self-defeating attitude.