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Fear is holding you back
Episode 343rd May 2020 • Thrive Beyond Pornography (Formerly The Self Mastery Podcast) • Zach Spafford
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Making decisions from a place of fear. 

What is fear and why do we often make decisions from a place of fear rather than from a place of abundance?

Fear of missing out

Not having enough


Not being conservative enough

How is fear different than caution and how can we tell the difference?

What is it about making a decision from a place of fear vs abundance that makes our lives better or worse?

What is good about fear?

What can be bad about fear?

If you knew this was going to work, what would you give up to get there?

Matthew 13:44 – the man who sold everything and bought a field. “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”

He didn’t think, what if someone discovers it before I get back?  what if I can’t raise enough funds?

The reasons we use for a lot of our behavior are often contrived out of nothing.

Book – the art of possibility talks about “experiments with people who have suffered a lesion between the two halves of the brain have shown that when the right side is prompted, say, to close a door, the left side, unaware of the experimenters instruction, will produce a reason as to why he has just performed the action, such as, “oh I felt a draft.”

…It’s all invented, so we might as well invent a story or a framework of meaning that enhances our quality of life and the life of those around us”

I don’t know how the experiment conducted, possibly through visual input to one side of the brain or a physical stimulus that only would show up in one side of the brain and then the other side creating a reason for it.