Fear: The Friend of Exceptional People [Secure eReader]
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eBook by Geoff Thompson
eBook Category: Reference/Self Improvement
eBook Description: Don't let fear hold you back from achieving everything you want to--let Geoff Thompson, author of Watch My Back and The Elephant and the Twig, show you how to make fear your friend. Once a doorman at some of Britain's roughest nightclubs and now a world-renowned martial artist, Geoff Thompson has had more to be frightened of than most. Here he shares his secrets for overcoming your fears to help you live life to the max. From spiders to public speaking, job interviews to physical conflict, Geoff takes you through proven techniques of combating whatever it is you're afraid of. "Understand your physical reactions to fear and how they can be used to your advantage--Overcome the negative feelings that make you think you can't succeed--Learn methods to defeat your fears with Geoff's unique Fear Pyramid system--Achieve your full potential without worries restricting you Geoff has included interviews with people from the SAS and the boxing circuit to inspire you to believe that nothing should hold you back from living your dreams.
eBook Publisher: Summersdale Publishers Ltd/Summersdale - Geoff Thompson, Published: 2004
Fictionwise Release Date: July 2005
2 Reader Ratings:
"When you pick up this book, you expect fear to be the most frightening of all things. Like standing in the street being threatend. Well Geoff has a unique gift of putting fear into a different context. A fear of success is one but a few. The actual succession of what you wish to complete is fear of leaving people behing in your life. Geoff opens your eyes into the outside world, and the only way to succeed fear, is to face fear. What a brilliant read."--A reader
Even a journey of one thousand miles begins with a first step. The first step with fear is self-honesty. Many people never overcome their fears because they are afraid to admit them. Possibly they are embarrassed, even ashamed to admit their supposed failings, perhaps believing that others may think them weak for harbouring such fears. In reality it is truly a strong person who can be honest with themselves. I know; I spent years lying to myself, and being very unhappy as a direct result. Even an alcoholic cannot begin treatment until he first admits that he is an alcoholic.
The feeling of fear is as natural as the feelings of hunger and thirst and of wanting to use the toilet. I never met anyone that felt embarrassed or ashamed because they felt hungry, or thirsty or because they needed to use the loo. I have met and worked with many people who told me that they felt no fear. They all turned out to be either very misguided or blatant liars. Saying that you don't feel fear is the same as saying that you don't feel hunger, thirst, love or hate. Everyone feels emotion and fear is one of the most powerful and primeval of emotions.
Fear is triggered by the anticipation of confrontation and is nature's way of helping us to survive life or death situations. Of course, confrontation is no longer the one-dimensional fight or flight scenario it was in bygone years. If a sabre-toothed tiger attacked you, you had two options. Your first option was always flight when possible and when this was not an option you had to fight for your life.