Dr John Demartini, human behaviourist, author and teacher elaborates

1. Spiritual fear: The fear of breaking the morals or ethics of some other spiritual authority. You can let this fear stop you from doing what you love because you fear disapproval by someone you assume to be more spiritual.

2. Mental fear: The fear of not being smart or intelligent enough can keep you from doing what you love. You can do whatever you dream of doing, at your current level, and incrementally grow to the next.

3. Vocational fear: The fear of failure can immobilise you. Learn to love your perceptions of failure and success equally. They both offer feedback to you on how to achieve even more. If you set a goal that is not strategically planned and real, your fear of failure can helps you refine your plan.

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4. Financial fear: The fear of not making money, or losing money can limit you. If you’re committed to doing whatever it takes to succeed through adjustment or refinement, value money, follow the financial laws of success and save, you’ll build wealth.

5. Fear of losing loved ones or members of your family: Many feel that if they do what they love they will potentially lose someone or the respect of someone they love. If you both have independent lives, then you will both still function.

Allow yourself to be the hero and the villain. To be great is to be misunderstood. Any great new idea is often ridiculed initially

6. Fear of social rejection: The fear of being rejected by someone you assume is more socially powerful than you. Never sacrifice the eternal for the transient. Embrace both sides of life equally.

Allow yourself to be the hero and the villain. To be great is to be misunderstood. Any great new idea is often ridiculed initially

7. Fear of ill health or death: The fear of ill health, disease or death can bring them on. Not living your dreams will kill you quicker than anything else. Doing what you love and focusing on an immortal goal can make you more resilient.

Having fears means you’re growing and challenging yourself beyond your comfort zones

Identify your fear, bring it to completion and then walk through it. Walk through the darkened doorway where fear lurks and actively turn on the light.

Dr. John Demartini is a human behaviour specialist, educator, author and the founder of the Demartini Institute? www.DrDemartini.com