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January 31st, 2016

Hack Fear?
 
One of the keys to overcoming fear, hacking fear, is to be able to identify where your fears hide, and what they are.

So the first step in hacking fear is to identify it. Greenday’s 2009 song, Know Your Enemy, asks the question,  “Are you burning down the foreman of control?”

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Do you ever wonder what the top fears of Americans could be? Well, today you are going to find out just what they are.

I am working on my second book, Pushing Back Fear, which will be ready to go in the late Spring. One of the fun things about writing is the research component. Earlier this year I discovered a recent research article titled the Chapman University Survey of American Fears for 2015, This terrific article was released in October of 2015. While it covers a comprehensive range of fears in 10 different domains, it gives you and I a peek into how fear can impact individuals and a larger culture.

This fear can cause us to lose our dreams, pull back from relationships, and live in a bubble.
While my book will focus on the more personal types of fear that people deal with, the article America’s Top Fears 2015, give us the view from 30,000 feet.

Take a minute right now and check this article out.

Oh, and remember, “Ours is not a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.” The Apostle Paul, 2 Timothy 1:17

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