Not All Types of Fear are Bad

Fear has two sides to it. Fear can work as a deterrent, and can also serve as an effective motivator: there are bad types of fear and good types of fear. Generally, not all types of fear are bad.

If we are not careful, we could allow fear run our lives. Many of us avoid risk because of fear and hope that by avoiding fear we can minimize our chances of failing, and thereby help ourselves move in the right direction of our destinies. We need to know when to avoid fear, and when to make good use of it!

Stephen Hawking: Lived Life to the Fullest Despite His Constraints & Limitations

Our lives are haunted by the ghosts of what could be, or what might have been. No matter the fears we are haunted by, there will always come a crucial moment when we must choose to become something that’s more than a bystander—and this could require us to make good use of fear as a motivator, instead of deterrent. Crucial moments mostly happen in the mind before they unfold in real life.

If you genuinely feel you have a calling, and believe in it, you must be willing to cast away all fear, step out, do what needs to be done, and see what happens: do your best and leave the rest in GOD’s great hands.

So, use fear as a motivator and go out to search for what your calling requires you to search for; if you don’t do so, you will feel unsatisfied and frustrated, especially if you see how other people use fear in a good way to succeed, while you might look at them and think they have luck or some kind of unfair advantage. Do not allow such thoughts deceive you.

Although some people might be lucky or born with special privileges, you still have a calling that you need to put all fears aside and answer.

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Author: Ihagh G. T.

A former university lecturer who has a master's degree and writes on motivation and the environment, as they relate to the challenges and environmental issues that humanity has been facing.

10 thoughts on “Not All Types of Fear are Bad”

    1. Some lived with their emotional responses as concrete aspect of their fabric and care ,value how others perceived them…

      I am not one of those logic and fact do not weigh emotional responses or the basis how something makes you feel.

      Just because you desire for something to go away and it causes you dismay doesn’t mean sun and rainbows will appear in the middle of raging Storm” E.O.S


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  1. Fear is what keeps you alive and allows your killer instinct to unleashed your inner animal.
    Many try to run from their Darkness but that darkness is what kept me alive and why I am here today.
    Those who say they live without fear only lying to themselves as Fear is forged into every molecule of your DNA ” E.O.S
    Having Fear is natural and human defensive mechanism

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    1. thanks for, reading and commenting… I’m not really sure if I understood what you meant by “reward system”; although I thought you meant “what we expect to be get back or be rewarded with”, I’m still not sure … if my interpretation is wrong, please explain a bit

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