Fear and the Opportunities it Present

Everyone is afraid of something!

Well almost, but I’m yet to meet a man who fears nothing. Fear has been described as an (unpleasant) emotion induced by the threat of danger, pain or harm (Google results). Wikipedia defines it as, and I quote “an emotion induced by a threat perceived by living entities, which causes a change in brain and organ function and ultimately a change in behavior, such as running away, hiding or freezing from traumatic events” The article goes ahead to mention various kinds of fear but for the purpose of this blog, we will be concerned with fears that affect our jobs and careers and sometimes filter into our personal lives. Truth is, whether we are talking about the fear of death or that of heights, our reactions are almost the same and they tend to have similar effects on us. The list below is my personal collection: Continue reading