The Other Side of Fear

The Other Side of FearI saw this quote shared on Facebook the other day.  It really made me stop and think.  It said “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”  Hmmm…

The other side of fear.

What exactly does that mean?

I thought about it for awhile and finally understood what Jack Canfield was saying.  We all have big dreams and some of us, hopefully all of us, have the courage to pursue them.  Even with that courage, we run into that old hang up, FEAR.  It is constantly there, trying to stop us.

Well, really, it is us afraid to grow bigger than we ever have before.  When we are having success, and that success compounds and grows bigger and bigger, it starts getting scarey.  We have never had that level of success before, and it doesn’t feel comfortable.  We wanted success, but we feel more pressure and expectations with that success.

How do we sustain the success?

What will others think of us?

Can we handle the success?

So many questions and unknowns confront us.

But, once we push through the fear, we will find that those concerns really aren’t real. Our sub-conscious tries to keep us in a state that we know as “normal”.  But on the other side of fear, is a new normal that we worked for and deserve!

I have heard it said that something is not worth pursuing unless it scares you!  Wow!  To me that means tackling something that scares us, helps us grow and improve.  Helps us get to where we are meant to be!

The Other Side of Fear

Next time you feel that fear that sometimes stops us in our tracks, just remember “Everything you want is on the other side of fear“, and push through it.  For, it is there, you will find success!

What fears to you have to push through to find your success?  Share below in the comments.


  1. Carol, I think recognizing Fear as the sticking point is a great part of overcoming it. It manifests in many different ways and sometimes we ponder the manifestations instead of digging deeper and recognizing that it is Fear.
    I find belonging to a business support group and staying on the learning ladder help me overcome my Fears.
    Knowing that Fear is normal keeps me pushing through!
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  2. This is so very powerful, and so true! FEAR can paralyze us, if we let it. I have known that feeling several times, but it ALWAYS feels so great to push through to the other side…then the thing that caused the fear in the first place no longer has any power over me. 🙂
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  3. Ah, yes, the other side of fear. Fear was my constant companion. But I made a decision very early in life to never let anyone know I was afraid and I soon hid the fear from myself. I’ve let myself know now and I did things with the fear in my back pocket and when I survived and came through the thing, it was one less thing to be fearful of. I still have some fears but they are dwindling. I do believe I have a couple of big ones left however. Thanks for the post.

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  4. I do energy work and many times while working, outrageous past life stories will come up through the body to be brought to life and to help with a present life issue… I don’t know how clients will feel about this and for a long time I held back… because I was afraid what I saw would be rejected… but once I started talking, my work went to a new depth and the work became even more significant!
    <3 Thank you for the blog!!
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  5. Such wise words! I think for me at least, the FEAR is the ego or the mind trying to stop us from moving forward and out of our set ways. It may not be safe so we get into a place of resistance from our ego. So interesting, thanks for posting this!

  6. I love the depth you bring Carol to exploring this quotation. “Can we sustain success?” I find that question worries me. I’m working on Trust ~ aligning with my highest good and flowing with that. This often means meeting others where they are and letting that guide my writing.

  7. I’ve heard it said many times that fear is normal.

    We will never be without fear. It’s our fear of the fear that really holds us back. When we give our power to fear then we’ve lost. However, if we can embrace our fear instead of pushing it away or seeing it as bad, we can really thrive.

    I like what Jasmina shared: ‘Fear is always a stepping stone.’

    So true. Fear, like any other emotion, helps us uncover what beliefs we have that are serving us or not serving us. If they’re not serving us, then we get to choose new ones. I love this. This means that any fear that comes up from our expanded success is just the result of a belief that isn’t aligned with what we want. Shift the belief and we can shift how we feel.

    In terms of maintaining success… I think it’s just a matter of choosing the state of being that represents success to each of us. A lot of people think success is something out there – separate from us – that we need to work to obtain. But there is no out-there. There is us and the reality we perceive which is a reflection of our belief system. So we maintain success by seeing it as a part of our Divine makeup and then take the actions we’re inspired to take.
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  8. Hi Carol,

    I appreciate your sharing this! I love this ‘grow and improve’ concept. All great leaders were initially an ‘ordinary’ baby. The face challenges and fear while pursuing their worthy goals. Rather than fallen prey to fear, they get up and get going again.

    Like Nate, I really like Jasmina’s saying that ‘Fear is always a stepping stone!’. I have found that focus on our vision and fill the day with scheduled daily tasks is very helpful.

    Smaller successes as the result of action pushes fear to the side. Fear comes up less and less as we are closer to our goals.

    Awesome sharing, Carol. Keep up the great work!

    Viola Tam – The Business Mum
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