Even in the most highly educated countries in the world, studies show that most people live in a fear-based consciousness. Fear is an effective method of protection and self-preservation, yet it relegates us to a painful existence and limited success. The most intelligent among us quickly realize that this level of thinking is self-destructive and unnecessary, despite the number of occasions where it served their best interests. The real problem with fear and scarcity-based thinking is how it attaches itself to situations where a threat doesn’t exist, yet through projection it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. The spouse that is positive he/she is being cheated on; the businessman who is convinced his partner is cooking the books; the parent who knows her kid is doing drugs; literally has the influence to bring these issues into existence through fear, doubt and skepticism. This is the power of negative emotion from the past directed into the present and future. Watch this short video to see how you rate in this area.

Steve Siebold
Author and Professional Speaker since 1997. Past Chairman of the National Speakers Association's Million Dollar Speakers Group. Author of 11 books with 1.4 million copies in print.