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Fear is Good! Really!!!

Inspired by those “Life is Good” t-shirts, I am launching a new campaign. And I invite you to join me. I’m calling it: Fear is Good. 

As I see it, Fear has gotten a bum rap and a bad rep.  Maybe it’s leftover from our Neanderthal heritage, when hungry predators were a constant threat.

But times have changed. And so has Fear’s function.  

Problem is, few of us have figured that out.  We feel the Fear, and instantly take flight. We don’t realize that, in modern times, fear is rarely a sign that our survival is being threatened.   

Nowadays, the only survival being threatened is usually our egos. Fear has a new purpose—to warn us of approaching Greatness.

And as I’m discovering, we’re as afraid of our Greatness as our ancestors were of carnivorous beasts…maybe more.

So, I’m on a crusade to change that.  Let it be known…Fear is the clearest signal we will get that we’re on the precipice of greater success, greater prosperity, greater happiness, greater impact.

Imagine if you finally realized that Fear is nothing to fear. As for my Fear is Good campaign, there’s only one requirement to become a member.

Every time you get scared, you shout, at the top of your lungs: “I go where I fear!”  And off you go…in the direction of your fear, in the direction of your Greatness.

Fear is Good!  Can I sign you up? Leave me a comment below.

Comments & Feedback

  • Rita

    This is so true and yet I’m fearful just admitting this truth!! I am working on it though!
    Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers has helped me along with your Sacred Success book. Thank you!!

    • barbara huson

      Thank YOU, Rita, for commenting. I wonder why you’re afraid to admit “this truth.” I found it incredibly freeing…knowing my fear is an indicator I’m going to the next level. Gave me a lot of courage.

  • Caroline

    I love this! “Nowadays, the only survival being threatened is usually our egos.” Thank you, as ever, Barbara, for sharing your powerful insights.

  • Indu

    What a great message & campaign!!!
    You’re the first & only person who taught me FEAR IS GOOD – thank you so much.
    And it’s a big YES from me.


  • Jason

    Cool perspective Barbara! Thanks for sharing it!

  • Julie Starr

    Barbara, you hit the nail on the head again. True wisdom.

  • Maria

    Slowly this truth is filtering through from my conscious to my subconscious mind, as instead of automatically triggering a flight or defence response, I am recognising the discomfort (or outright panic sometimes!!) for what it is – fear of the unknown. Which, as you point out, is not going to kill me. Thanks to you, I am learning to give this discomfort the space and light I need to discover it for what it is – the experience of growth. Thank you so much for your wisdom and caring 🙂

    • barbara huson

      Oh Maria, I always write what I need to be reminded of!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.

  • Nancy

    Amen! I just accepted a new well-paid position that is wildly different from anything I’ve ever done before…and I’m beyond scared. But also, incredibly excited. What helped me navigate this new path was your quote re: “Streeeeetching” that is pinned to my office bulletin board. I kept repeating it over and over: fear is good, fear is good, fear is good. Thank you! Your books and emails always inspire!

    • barbara huson

      Congratulations, Nancy, on your new job. So happy my blog gave you the words you needed. I wish you tremendous success!!! Thanks for responding!!!

  • Katherine

    Thank you so much for this!

    What a fresh new perspective!

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Meet Barbara Huson

When a devastating financial crisis rocked her world, Barbara Huson knew she had to get smart about money… and she did. Now, she wants to empower every women to take charge of their money and take charge of their lives! She’s doing just that with her best-selling books, life changing retreats and private financial coaching.

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