Sunday, March 09, 2014

The Fear of Loss

[Post by Cliff Harvey]

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times; “The greatest human fear is the fear of loss”.
The oft quoted (nowadays at least) FOMO or ‘fear of missing out’ is just another aspect of the more ubiquitous fear of loss that we all experience, and that for many of us can at times be crippling.
Fear of loss can keep us in the wrong job and the wrong relationships because we fear the loss of ‘stuff’ that those situations provide us like stability, security and companionship. Alternately fear of loss (or in this instance the ‘fear of losing out’) can propel us into the wrong situations!

Confused yet?!

The key though in any situation is not to stay or go.

Either option may be the right one for you.


The important thing instead is to look within and ask yourself whether you are being pushed or pulled by the fear of loss and if that fear is unjustified in the face of the greater gain or the opportunity to grow, learn and evolve you must face that fear and do what you know to be in line with your ultimate life of passion and purpose. 

Blessings,
Cliff

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