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Finding Your Purpose: A Guide to Personal FulfillmentRevised Edition by Barbara Braham

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Chapter 35. Befriending Your Fears

Fear is not your enemy! If you befriend fear, it can be an asset to you. A tremendous amount of energy is associated with fear. You have undoubtedly heard stories of people who showed superhuman strength when they were faced with fear. In research studies, students who felt some fear about taking a test did better than students who felt no fear. Your goal is not to eliminate fear, but to harness it.

Let fear be a catalyst for your growth!

Fear can be transforming or it can be constricting. You decide which one it will be for you. If it is to be transforming, you need to identify what you are afraid of and then look behind it for the growth that is trying to break through. Focus your attention on your goal and ...

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