Power Play: How fear corrupts the very best in us

Power Play: How fear corrupts the very best in us

Fear can paralyse in ways we can barely imagine. It also corrupts the very best in us. It stops us from taking smart, calculated risks. It makes us small in both character and intellect.

Fear can corrupt the incorruptible because it lives in our imagination, where we invest energy in thinking about unhappy endings even before we’ve given ourselves a chance to prevail.

Power Players can feel the fear creeping into their heads before it plants itself into their world and takes hold. They resist it because they know one thing most of us don’t. The fear isn’t real. It’s imagined.

It can take on a life of its own and become an entire story without anything actually having happened in the real world.

When Power Players feel this fear creep into their heads they deflect it. They spend time thinking about the scenario if fear were no object and if they could be victorious in their adventure. They make fear a non-starter and they recognise it for what it is – a clever trick the mind plays on us to stop us from moving forward with confidence.

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