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Why fear holds you back

March 7, 2018

Why fear holds you back

Atychiphobia; the fear of failure, the fear of not being good enough

Everyone is afraid of something. Some people are afraid of the dark and some are afraid of heights. More than half of the world’s population at one point in their lives are afraid of failure, the fear of thinking your best isn’t good enough.


I think this is because most of the time we are so concerned and caught up with what other people think about us and not what we think of ourselves. We keep evaluating our lives based on other people’s progress when we should be evaluating our lives based on our progress. This is what causes the fear of “I’m not good enough” or “I’ll never be as good as she is”. Well, it doesn’t matter, you don’t have to be as good as the other person, as long as you are a better person than you were yesterday, that’s great.

A lot of us start out with amazing and awesome dreams but halfway into it we start focusing on others, we forget our dreams and we start living out our fears. The greatest prison that you can live in is the fear of what other people think. Forget what anyone thinks of your dreams no matter how small, big or crazy they are, they’re your dreams and you should do everything in your power to make them come true.


About the Author

Lefimor: She sees herself as a God lover, fashion lover, fashion designer in the making and a foodie.


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