“Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.” – Charles Stanley
Earlier this week I wrote on the topic of confidence. It’s a powerful trait. Having confidence or not having it are both powerful conditions that can lead to defining, life-changing outcomes. Today, this quote caught my eye because fear is one of the biggest confidence busters. Fear can stifle our decisions and actions.
We don’t adapt to the changing economy or market because we fear straying from what’s familiar. We don’t embrace new opportunities because we fear the uncertainty that they bring. (more…)