Several big buts are formed because of the fears we have, whether real or imagined.  These can be a fear of the future, fear of change, fear of looking stupid, or a myriad of other fears.  Many people are desperate, frustrated and frightened because they live with imaginary pictures of themselves and their view of the world, rather than realizing and accepting their true nature.

At one time or another, fear is a constraint that everyone experiences in varying degrees.  The paralyzing effect, which is produced by fear, causes millions of well-meaning people to be reluctant to do anything new or to stretch beyond what they are used to doing.

Despite how much pain and suffering these people are currently experiencing, and as much as they may be reluctant to admit it, they are comfortable with the status quo because the thought of the unknown, or making a change is simply too great a risk for them.

They settle for the life they know rather than risk the unknown. 

At the forefront of several reasons why we feel we can’t do something or we put it off for “someday” is the fear hiding inside us.  I was fearful that my high school English teachers would be going through my book and highlighting my grammatical errors with that dreaded red pen.  I had an unrealistic vision that I wasn’t good enough or smart enough to be an author.

Nonetheless, this is one of the fears that so many people, especially women, have of not being good enough.  Countless girls and women have this inner feeling of being inadequate, undeserving and unworthy to live the lifestyle they secretly want.

When you allow fear to hold you back from going beyond your comfort zone or from taking calculated risks, you give up your personal power and it causes you to put your dreams and goals on hold, sometimes indefinitely.

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