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Motivated by a fear of failure a healthy way live?

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Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschneranswered
41 years experience
Fear has a place: Fear is a powerful motivator. It gets people moving when they don't want to. And there's a time and a place for it in all of our lives. But a person motivated by fear alone winds up exhausted, since fear triggers a stress response. Desire, on the other hand, pulls people forward. It excites, invites. Combine a lot of desire and a little fear for a healthy happy life!
Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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