Life Coaching comes with lots of theories and acronyms, one of which is FEAR. It stands for:
FALSE EXPECTATIONS APPEARING REAL.
I think this is an incredibly helpful tool to carry in our heads to remind ourselves that many of the problems or hurdles thrown at us are really not as bad as we initially believe. It’s a bit like that well known phrase, ‘anticipation is worse than the event’. It usually is.
So, the next time you are faced with something which fills you with that sinking feeling or worse still, fills you with a genuine fear, remember FEAR. Keep saying it to yourself and why not see if in fact the expectations that you believed to be so very real were, in fact, false?
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