My Fearful Friend


by James Greenshields

Fear is a very interesting emotion. You may have heard it referred to as the best motivator. But is it really?

If we are doing things out of fear then the motivation cannot by empowering, sustainable or service orientated.

Look at what a parent can be energised to do in saving their child’s life. One person I worked with recently told the story of being a young kid and having a car accidentally slip on a trailer crushing them. In an instant his father and uncle performed a feat of super human strength in removing the vehicle.

How can this be? Is it motivated by fear?

No, by love not fear. Sure fear was present, but only when someone