(Great fears are barriers to experiencing your real life.)

This Great Fear can hide in plain sight, like Poe’s Purloined Letter, and with as devastating an effect. If any part of this Fear resides in you then you’re always at risk of being in its control.

All fears restrict us somewhat, but this one bites twice. First, in stopping us from taking an action, and second, when we look back after the issue and judge ourselves for the action we took. There’s no winning here!

For example: An investment has gone up in value. Will it come back down or go higher? Cash in (get out) now and maybe miss an even higher profit? Or maybe miss the peak and end up lower than where you are now? The classic intersection of fear and greed.

It maps into other areas of life as well – relationships, health, business markets, etc.

The Fear Of Not Getting Out In Time has a surprising benefit of letting you quickly, easily – and relatively painlessly – see that you have some inner dialogs which need addressing. To drive with one foot on the accelerator and one on the brake is … not very efficient or effective.

When you resolve the inner narratives stay or go choices become much easier.

Coaching Point: To assist you in making these kinds of decisions have you used meditation – or some other effective non-mental process – to get beyond the noise of the narratives in your mind?

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