Emotions From Inside Out, Pt. 2: The Fear Factor

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  1. Chris says:

    Love this article – I’ve been keeping an eye out on this pixar film for quite some time now for my young son ( he goes mad when the advert comes on! )
    As for the content – really interesting read! I used to suffer from irrational fears when starting up something new – thankfully I seem to have grasp on it now in later life! 🙂

    • Megan says:

      I hope you and your son get to go see the movie — it’s a great one, and awesome for starting conversations with children about emotions, and how to work through them. Sometimes it can take awhile before we get beyond our fears…especially the irrational ones, because have to eventually see for ourselves that they’re irrational — not an easy thing to do!

  2. kitty clark says:

    Love your article. It really hits the nail on the head. When I decide to try an exercising routine, I usually try to do too much all at once. I need to start with baby steps. I can relate to the fear factor. We are scared of the unknown. I never joined a Fitness Group because I was always in fear of not keeping up or being able to even do the exercises. It’s uncanny that we let fear stop us from doing things. I didn’t look at it as fear, though it was. I have little support from my friends, as they all tell me I am fine the way I am. Only we see our flaws. This was a great article and enlightened me to face my fear. I think I will join a gym and start there and will probably find some support from strangers as opposed to friends. I can’t wait to read your next posting. Great writing.

    • Megan says:

      That sounds like a great idea! It’s really tough when you feel like you don’t have much support from your friends — I’ve been there, too. They probably feel like they’re being more supportive by telling you everything is fine, and I’m sure they’re right — you’re more than fine exactly the way you are…but think how awesome you could be if you took it even further 🙂 They might not see it that way, and that’s ok, too…there are a lot of social media options out there for people to have a push-the-boundaries mindset, and would be more than happy to support and push you along your journey — I’m one of them! Come on back, and shoot me a message or e-mail anytime 🙂

  3. Travis says:

    I love the article. This is very informative and guess what??? Fun to Read!

    Fear is the single most impactful thing in keeping people from their goals in my opinion. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people give up before they even try just because they are afraid of failure.

    Who cares if you don’t reach your goals right away? As long as you tried your best and can still see some improvement, that should be a morale booster all on its own.

    I’m going to go check out some more of your site but this was a great read! Keep it up!

    PS – Inside Out was a great movie!

    • Megan says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed the article, Travis! I had fun writing it, haha. I couldn’t agree with you more that fear is the #1 obstacle for people in achieving success, and chasing after what they want! Being able to understand fear as an obstacle is a huge first step in overcoming it 🙂

  4. Helene says:

    Hi Megan, I am glad to be able to visit your website. I haven’t watched inside out yet but when I read your post that related to the movie I think I want to watch it next time. I do agreed with the fear related to exercise, when the goal is not as expected it turn to disappointment and procrastinate will follow because of the delay of loss weight process. So far your contents and pictures are matched. Keep the good work!

    • Megan says:

      Hi Helene! Agreed – fear can be such a deterrent for taking that first step on any difficult journey, fitness/weight loss included. It’s all about finding the right support system and determining that driving factor that will push you far enough to battle through the feelings of fear. Once you’ve found that, you’re on the right track!

  5. Eric says:

    Such a great way to tie in the Inside Out characters to being able to give up your fear in going to the gym and meeting your personal fitness goals. I like how you said that YOU measure yourself in terms of YOUR OWN ideals of success. I am always working out and trying to hit my fitness goals and I feel like you cannot compare yourself to others, you just have to be self aware and not afraid!

  6. Jurgen says:

    Hi Megan, that’s an interesting read! For me personally, it was the fear of “will this really work” in combination with surrounding myself with like minded people.

    Not only on increasing my fitness level, but also other things in life, which required me to get out of my comfort zone. It is still not easy, I admit that. But I know that if I want to move forward I just have to push through.


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