Quote of the Day: Don’t take advice from...

in #life6 years ago

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Today’s quote comes from Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, an American minister and the author of the best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking.

Don’t take advice from your fears.

We all have fears. These are the things that scare us or cause us to worry. But do you listen to your fears? Fear is a normal human response and when it comes to our survival response of fight or flight - it is essential. You should listen!

However, much of what people fear today is more abstract in nature, rather than a physical threat (like a large animal chasing you). We fear things like failure, abandonment, rejection, loss, and more. Often times these are things that we imagine might happen but so often never do. In this case, listening to your fears is good when determining a course of action. But, when it comes to taking fears advice, I agree with Dr. Peale here - don’t do it.

FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real

Too often our fears take us down to Worry Lane in the town of Stressed AF! This is where we over-analyze worst case scenarios and freak ourselves out so much we risk paralysis from the overwhelming thoughts and emotions that come with all of that. No bueno!

Instead, take a good look at what you’re fearing. Is there anything you can do to avoid it from happening? If so, then do it. Action diffuses fear. For example, if you’re afraid of losing your job then take action to improve your performance, your value, or look for another gig. Waiting for something to happen allows fear to fester. Now, if there’s nothing you can do about what you’re fearing then you have to choose faith in all that is good and then... let it go! Things you fear but cannot control include things like other people’s problems... or aliens destroying the earth. You can’t control either!

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree? I’d love hear from you so please, leave a reply below. 💕

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