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Fear is a Self-Fulfilling Prophesy
The fight-or-flight instinct which arises from fear will often serve to protect you from harm
But sometimes you can talk yourself into being fearful unnecessarily.
When this happens, it can hamper you rather than protect you.
Dark Shadows in a Deserted Street at Night
If You Feel Anxious or Afraid, the Lyrics of My Song Might Help You to View Things Differently:
Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself
When you’re feeling fearful,
What is it that you fear?
The greatest fear of all, you see,
Is fear itself, my dear.
When you’re in the park at night,
It’s not the dark you fear -
It’s people creeping up on you
And sounds you think you hear.
When you’re at a party
And feeling rather shy,
And fear what people think of you,
Just ask the question “why”?
They’re only friends you do not know –
Quite friendly you will find;
Just be your usual self and smile
And say what’s on your mind.
If fear of failure dogs you,
Just call it something else -
“Experience” or “first attempt”
To build emotional wealth.
Remember babies falling down
Is how they learn to walk,
And if they didn’t try new sounds,
They’d never learn to talk.
So if you’re feeling anxious
And can’t get out of bed,
Recall the words you're hearing now
And knock fear on the head,
Just question what it is you fear
And kill your fear stone dead.
©Diana Grant 17 June 2012
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My Web Pages About Fear of Failure and About Darkness in the Mind
- In London Darkness Only Lies Within the Mind - Creepy Poem
A Creepy Psychological Thriller about Night-Time in London. There is artificial light everywhere, the night-time sky is tinged with yellow. Sitting on a bus travelling through London, you can see in to people's windows.
- Creepy Poem - Subway
In a large city like London, in many places where there are underground stations or busy main roads, you will find interlinked passageways. When they are deserted, they can be very eerie, disturbing places, and you wouldn't want to linger there.
- How to Complain and Get Results
The secret of how to complain successfully - six steps, along with salutory stories, videos, self-help books and humor
- The Secret of How to Achieve Goals
The Secret of how to increase productivity by setting yourself goals - I learned this on a management course and it is useful not only for work, but all areas of life where you want to achieve success
- Don't Call it Failure, Call it Practice - a Self-Help Guide to Success
Just because you don't achieve success at the first attempt, it doesn't mean you have failed - success is often a staged process, and the little steps soon add up.
I just wanted to tell you that, since publishing this piece, I went to a community concert with musicians, singers and poets, to perform my poetry. Not long after it had started, a choir of singers marched into the hall, singing as they came through the front door, smiling and distributing flowers. Then, when they had all lined up, they started singing my song, Fear is a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. I had only told the choir leader, my friend, about it, and was taken completely by surprise to hear it performed so soon after I had written it - I was so thrilled.
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More HubPages About Fear
- The World of Fear - Strange & Rare Phobias
We are all familiar with a fear of heights, spiders and snakes. But did you know there are some rare and weird phobias relating to things such as God, urine and clothing? We take a look at some of these fascinating phobias.
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© 2012 Diana Grant