17 Jun What are the 3 Most Common Fears Today?
Can You Face Your Fears?
Many famous people throughout history have suffered from unusual phobias! But did you know that knowing and understanding your natural strengths can provide a successful pathway for facing your fears? Billionaire Howard Hughes suffered from mysophobia, a pathological fear of germs, while Napoleon III was almost incapacitated by ailurophobia, an irrational fear of cats. Queen Elizabeth I was allegedly terrorised by anthophobia, an abnormal fear of flowers, and Edgar Allen Poe and Harry Houdini are both believed to have suffered from claustrophobia or fear of confined spaces. Even the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, is said to have wrestled with agoraphobia, a fear of crowds and public places! While our fears may not be anywhere near as exotic as these, there are many of us who deny dealing with any kind of overwhelming fear, and rarely consider it a serious threat. But the fact remains that our fears hinder us on our journey towards empowerment, change, fulfilment and ultimately on achieving real success.
And until we find the courage to face our deep-seated fears head-on, our feelings of self-worth will continue to elude us. And we will be stopped in our tracks from reaching our true potential! Maybe you don’t view the thing that’s troubling you as ‘fear’ at all. You may see it as a feeling or situation that you habitually avoid or leave to others to handle. But whatever it is, the only way to overcome it and to call it out for what it is, is to make a conscious decision to confront it and deal with it once and for all.
What are the 3 Most Common Fears Today?
One of our most common 21st century fears includes fear of failure. If you look closely at the actual consequences of failure, chances are you’ll laugh at the power it wields. Not only are your mistakes survivable, they’re teaching tools that sharpen and make you a better person. So what if you make a mistake during your presentation? Nobody’s going to shoot you, right? So what if you miss the mark on the project, or make a mistake in your calculations? We all want to be perfect, but the fact is we’re all flawed.
Fear of not being good enough is a big one! It’s not about being as good as others, it’s about being yourself! Stop comparing yourself to other people and instead spend your time discovering your God-given strengths. You were born for a purpose, and that purpose may be unlike anything you’ve ever encountered.
The Fear of not being accepted is one of the greatest sources of loneliness in society today. And the internet hasn’t solved the problem because deep down we all long for intimacy, not information. You’d be surprised at how many people go home to an empty house, eat dinner for one, watch television, and climb into bed alone. Even when we’re surrounded by a crowd, we can still feel isolated. But, in truth, it doesn’t have to be that way.
Discover Personal Growth by Knowing Your Natural Strengths.
That’s the answer. Start by knowing your gifts, your natural talents. This knowledge allows everything else…relationships, career, love and fulfilment…to fall into place. Why? Because it gives you a heads-up in realising your unique and powerful potential! Five Talents & Co. are not psychologists, but we are certified and experienced Gallup Strengths Coaches and Consultants. We can kick-start your process of personal growth by uncovering your natural talents, your uniqueness and your inner strengths. And show you how to nurture these gifts to live the life of joy and success you were meant to live!
Rather than letting your fears define you, let them refine you. Make this decision today and begin your journey of growth and empowerment. Reach out and contact us today to find out how. Message us now.