If we understand that that the fear of failure subconsciously attracts failure due to the law of Resistance, then how can we overcome fear. The fear of failure is basically the overwhelming desire to suceed. How can you ensure success without failure.

The theory of "facing your fear" is not always rational, considering that a person who has the fear of say dying wouldn't necessarily find solstice from their fears through death. If the only way to release a fear is to face it, how can we defeat fear without succumbing to it?

asked 31 Jan '12, 12:12

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edited 31 Jan '12, 12:34

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if you biggest fear is to die. read this passage:No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father." http://bible.cc/john/10-18.htm why fear dying? the flesh will pass away. it is like this for every one in this world. only if you know that passage can you cross that narrow door. if not fear will make you fail. but once you know why that it is not the end. why would you fear?

(09 Aug '12, 19:26) white tiger

Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last. http://bible.cc/luke/23-46.htm and i can tell you that the pure of heart will see God. that is the truth. and god is the light god is truth from the beguinning to the end eternal. that is the truth.

(09 Aug '12, 19:31) white tiger

At one time my big fear was of death, then realized it was about living....now realizing its down to dealing with coworkers who are bullies and space invaders. Then I create a scenario where they are overwhelming me, which I desire to back them off. Then months later it happens again.... I desire to be rid of this fear and what it's attracting.

(16 Nov '12, 02:34) clearheart

if A and B are opposites. Then fear of B is result of too much importance put onto A. Simple as that.

Fear of death = clinging to life. Fear of failure = clinging to becoming success.

To get rid of fear of B, you must stop caring/clinging/putting on pedestal object of A.

Life's not important, success is neither, nothing's important. All fears gone.

(27 Feb '13, 07:39) CalonLan
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I would not call "fear of failure" an overwhelming desire to succeed. It's really an overwhelming desire to avoid pain. People tend to consider failure painful. As taught by Anthony Robbins, we humans are motivated by these two... pain and pleasure. We move away from pain and towards pleasure. An overwhelming desire to succeed would be colored more by a clear vision of what you truly want, a belief you can attain it, and then the enthusiasm and confidence to move forward with your plan. This is called Exciting!

And one more thing... few in this world have succeeded at anything of worth without failure. Like Tony Robbins said, "Success is the result of good judgement. Good judgement is the result of experience. And ironically, experience is the result of bad judgement!" So you can look at failure this way... Failure is nothing more than results that tells you what doesn't work so you can find what does work more easily.

Fear is a feeling or emotion that you feel. Our feelings are one of the main reasons we do or not do anything. In fact the main reason we do just about anything is because it "feels" good. Even if what we do is painful. This just means doing "this thing" is less painful than not doing it or doing "that other thing". Problem is this leads many to believe they are victims of their feelings and have no choice but to do or not do what they're feelings tell them, fear being one of the worst because it will literally stop you in your tracks and send you running from shadows, not just real threats. So fear causes a bad feeling that stops you from living life fully and owning your power. Thus you become powerless due to some inner experience you "feel" you have no control over. This is not true.

I have to agree with Fairy Princess... There are "ways" to make bad feelings stop right now including fear. I have used ZPoint quite a bit and will say it's very effective. I have used and taught EFT for many years and done amazing things with it. And now in the last several months I have discovered and use Chinese Energetics based on the Yuen Method almost exclusively. For me it is equal to EFT in effectiveness but accomplishes the same results in about one second with no movement of the hands or anything... just an awareness of the midline. Another variation on these teachings can be found with Elma Mayer in her Now Healing classes. And BTW, I am not affiliated with any of them for profit. I just believe in them because of my results with them.

You don't have to feel the fear if you don't want to. As Gary Craig taught in his EFT classes, "Fear is simply a disruption in the bodies electrical system", and you now have access to tools to make the proper adjustments to your "instrument" of success... your mind and body. Traditional psychology would take weeks, months or years. With the tools presented on this page, you can do it yourself in minutes or seconds. "Facing your fear" can be a scary thing bare handed. But when you show up with a Light Saber in one hand and a 45. in the other, problem solved. ;-)

Good luck to you.


answered 01 Feb '12, 18:02

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@Rindor - Nice answer - welcome to IQ :) Those links look interesting, thanks for sharing

(01 Feb '12, 18:13) Stingray

Thanks Stingray. I just found this site a couple of days ago. I love the way it works. I believe I can learn much from many of the people here. You included. I've seen some of your posts. But I can also learn from people like Sublimej who posted this question. It got me thinking. I believe we will respond most to the questions we have the most to learn from. I felt this question and it made me look inside for "my answer". It's generic and specific all at once. Thanks for the welcome. Cool.

(01 Feb '12, 18:47) Rindor

@Rindor yes good posting, i agree with most of what you say though i'm not too sure it's a good idea to arm oneself with both a light saber and a 45 :)

(02 Feb '12, 00:08) blubird two

LOL! You're probably right Bluebird. Maybe all that's needed is a good flashlight and plenty of batteries or even just a knowing smile and a hug from a loved one who understands. Either could be enough light to chase away most fears. ;-)

(02 Feb '12, 06:46) Rindor

For anyone who's following this thread, here's a useful video outlining the "Midline Principle" from Chinese Energetics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Tb3tLwEyA

(02 Feb '12, 08:21) Stingray

Those links are really cool! Thanks Rindor & Stingray. Chinese energetics sorta reminds me of matrix energetics but makes sooo much more sense to me... I can't do a 2 pt for the life of me. So thank you!

(03 Feb '12, 23:39) LapisLazuli

Again, for anyone following this thread, there is a discussion regarding Chinese Energetics in the comments to Z Point Process? Any experiences?

(05 Feb '12, 09:15) Stingray

@Stingray, thanks for the links. This was the first time I had hear what the midline principal actually is. I like it..

(26 Jul '12, 04:58) Grace

Here's another system that I feel is worth everyone's time... http://www.emorescue.com/Home_FREED_Practitioner.html

(26 Jul '12, 07:43) Rindor

@Rindor, thank you! That is an interesting site as well.

(26 Jul '12, 12:41) Grace

@Rindor I loved the lightsabre and 45 .....take no prisoners,lol.

I used ZPoint for the first time yesterday and by the time I had finished couldn't even "remember" the emo I was working on , not sure if thats a good thing or bad , but I certainly felt better :-) Thank you for joining our wonderfull community ♥♥♥

(09 Aug '12, 21:41) Starlight

Hi Starlight. The idea behind all of the energy psychology methods is simply to remove the emotions attached to the negative events of ones life. You will keep the memories and potential lessons but let go of the pain. So yes, that was a "good thing". Glad you found something so simple that worked for you. ;-)

(10 Aug '12, 08:14) Rindor

@Rindor Thank you ♥♥♥

(10 Aug '12, 22:11) Starlight

@Rindor - as you say "a Light Saber in one hand and a 45. in the other, problem solved"



love it :)

(26 Feb '13, 03:28) ru bis
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As long as you view fear as something to be defeated or overcome, you will continue to manifest things that need to be defeated or overcome.

The mind creates the story or illusion and then creates the search which leaves one going around in circles looking for the solution. The personal story is the illusion, and looking for a solution to something that doesn't exist in the first place is a bit like the dog chasing it's tail.

To merely watch the mind is the only escape from the illusion (although in reality there's nothing to escape from because it really doesn't exist in the first place) so expanding one's own awareness is the only ticket to freedom. Self reflection and a willingness to give up the personal need to defend anything are the way to the Truth.

When the need to defend arises your greatest teachers are in your presence. If you can allow the fear based emotion to move through you and witness how the mind wants to attach a thought to it, thus giving it momentum, you'll begin to see how it's all just a story created and fabricated by the mind. The gift is that you'll begin to see that there really is nothing to be defeated or overcome...it's merely an illusion created by a confused or closed mind. To just watch a stressful or fearful thought and question it will open the mind enough to consider other possibilities.

...Truth needs no defense.


answered 09 Aug '12, 18:22

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very good answer michaela stay in truth and the spirit(you) light of truth will remove the darkness on the water of the mind. meditation end of first weak at least it was for me. when you know the truth it does not bother you anny more you are not in ignorance.

(09 Aug '12, 21:23) white tiger


How FEAR Can Serve You

Fear means that you believe, that a scenario that you very much do not want to happen, is very likely to happen!

So fear lets you know that you are believing in a reality that you do not prefer.  So, fear can serve you, by being an indicator, or an alarm that lets you know that "Hey, I'm believing in a reality that is not at all aligned with my Being!"

Once you become aware of this, you can choose to change your belief, so such frightening scenarios will no longer pop up in your reality.

1. Get in touch with the Belief that is causing this fear.

Ask yourself:   "What would I have to believe, in order to end up being afraid of this right now?"

2. Once you get in touch with the Belief that is generating this fear, then

Acknowledge that this is your current Belief, Own it.    (You can not change what you do not own.)

3. Ask yourself:   "What Belief would I like to REPLACE this Belief with?"

4. Once you decide what your new preferred Belief is, accept it. Adopt it. Breath it in. TRUST that this new Belief is now active and functioning in your Being. (You don't need to get rid of the old Belief. You only need to replace it with your preferred Belief.)

Get into the Mind-Set of the new Belief. 

Get into the Emotional-Feeling State of the new Belief. 

Get into the Body-Language and Actions of the new Belief.

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answered 09 Aug '12, 17:46

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edited 09 Aug '12, 17:52

Nice answer, @Satori. I try to keep this with me always. I get a little lost with Ask yourself: "What would I have to believe, in order to end up being afraid of this right now?" I still find them hard to um... Find. :) Once I find the belief, I do pretty well - they just don't hold up to the light, do they? And thank goodness.

(10 Aug '12, 18:18) Grace

@Grace-Yes your right Grace, the  answers to those questions are felt more than thought.You can only get better at it though :)

(10 Aug '12, 20:43) Satori

@Satori, thanks for the encouragement. :) I hadn't really thought of it that way. I'll try to remember that.

(10 Aug '12, 21:29) Grace

OMG I can't believe this, is that what Catherine was asking about - trying to think less and feel more? I never understood that before.. Oh man..

(10 Aug '12, 21:35) Grace

@Grace-Yes Grace,Just approach as you done for the telepathy experiment, only your limiting beliefs are the subject :)

(10 Aug '12, 21:57) Satori

@Satori - I'm sorry, I don't actually try to be annoying... but I can't work out what you mean. What did I do with the telepathy experiment?

(10 Aug '12, 23:20) Grace

@Grace-No worries Grace:) You put your thinking mind to one side and let your intuition take over. And you done better than the rest of us :)

(11 Aug '12, 04:43) Satori
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it is this attribute
in us called will
with calmness it rules
either fears or passions

understanding where
the emotion is triggered
is an inward quest
how many did you see


answered 31 Jan '12, 21:19

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by facing your fear and understanding them then you will see that there is nothing to fear. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_vtD2uZeZc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFcuHyGCN7k&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

experience and enjoy.


answered 31 Jan '12, 22:11

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white tiger

There are several Energy work systems you can use on yourself that you can learn online through videos, articles, posts here, as well as in books. The ones that I have found to be helpful in removing fear are EFT, FasterEFT and more recently with less to say about it, Zpoint Process as described on Psi Tek here.

I used EFT to eliminate my fear of getting on the escalator. Before I used EFT, I would stand there for several minutes trying to get on, letting others get on as they came up. It would usually be behind other people that I would finally be able to get on. When I learned EFT, I decided that next time I go to the mall, in another town, that I would try the EFT. I did it there at the mall and then went over and got on and then went over to the other one and came back down. Now I just step on every time, no hesitation. Now I try it on everything.

I have shoulder injuries that make it painful to do EFT very much. I recently watched the videoshere where Grant Connolly discusses and demonstrates the Zpoint Process. It seems to bring relief on the things I have tried it on. I just started using it a few days ago, so I haven't much experience yet.

Edit 7/26/12:

I have come up with a very fast easy technique I call Two Hands Touching. You can do it by its self, or you can combine it with affirmations. Two Hands Touching- Press the palms of your hands together and close your eyes. Ask yourself quietly in your mind, "What do my hands feel like?" Without naming the feelings, feel the answer in your hands. Don't try to think or not think, just feel your hands. Do this for at least 30 seconds and as long as you want/need. Do it as often as you think of it as well as every time you need it for fear, anxiety, stress, hiccups, whatever. Try it on everything, expect nothing and notice what is changed.


answered 31 Jan '12, 12:54

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edited 26 Jul '12, 08:34

I have found that when I get sick and tired of fear it goes away. Here is an example from my dreams. This was the first time I became powerful in my dreams. I was being chased by ghouls in my dream. This lasted a while I just could not shake them they were always right behind me by maybe a few yards. But finely I just got sick and tired of being chased and stopped and turned around towards them. I looked right at them running toward and yelled in a commanding authoritative angry voice "STOP!!!!" You should have seen it they all practically fell over each to stop right in front of me! I yelled at them "Just what is your problem!" One of them spoke for them all and said, "We don't know." I said "why are you chasing me then?" They said, "Because you were running away from us. We thought we were suppose to chase you, that you wanted to be chased." I looked back at them and shouted "No I didn't want to be chased!" They said "We're sorry, we didn't know..." They all looked like children that were caught being bad, these sorry looking ghouls wondering what to do and feeling bad. Then I commanded them "Be gone!" POOF they were gone!

This is getting sick and tired of what you are creating and you choose to create something else. I did this once with depression too, I got sick and tired of being depressed and when I did, I imagined I threw it off of me and BANG it was gone! I choose again a different creation.


answered 26 Jul '12, 11:30

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edited 26 Jul '12, 11:44


@Wade Casaldi I love this! I hope I can remember this next time I'm being chased by ghoulies!

(26 Jul '12, 12:45) Grace

@Wade Casaldi Great story, or dream. Thanks for sharing it with us. :-)

(26 Jul '12, 14:38) Rindor
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