What can freeze a human being on the spot, erase the memory of every plan, cause a heart attack, and possibly dirty your pants as well? Fear. You’ll notice it’s a four-letter word and should be treated as such. It is insidious, diabolical and sneaky and can really turn rock-solid men or women into melting marshmallows.
Fear is usually the result of some sort of sensory overload – something you see, hear, feel, even imagine- that sets off a string of involuntary responses in your body. You can learn to identify it and manage it some, but you cannot control it unless you eliminate the source of the fear and thus the fear altogether.