Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Are You Living Your Dreams or Your Fears

People work harder to avoid what they fear than to seek what they desire. That has been proven multiple times in different studies.

This begs the obvious question: Are you living your life to avoid what you fear or achieve what you desire?

For at least two decades I've been asking almost everyone I meet two questions.
1. What do you want - what have you never had enough of - what do you dream of having?
2. What frightens you - wakes you up in the middle of the night, heart pounding, frightens you?

The answers cover a huge range, and it's apparent many people have no idea what they want, much less what they fear, which is no doubt a larger force in their lives. If we can't answer those questions, how can we make wise choices? How can we consciously steer in the direction of dreams if we're unconsciously hampered by the what frightens us?