The Fear Game

the fear game, oh young designer, list your fears, fears, fear monster, monster

Let’s play a game.

It’s simple. List your fears.

Why? Because fears have a tendency to hold you back. They have a tendency to shut you down, make you question your every move, paralyze you. They hinder you from making decisions, from holding a strong opinion, from speaking out. Fear is your own worst enemy and it’s time to move past your enemy. You have great things to accomplish and you will only learn by stepping outside your front door, interacting with people, learning from triumphs and mistakes, taking chances, and gaining as many experiences as you can as fast as you can.

So let’s play a game. Here’s my list. What’s yours?

1. Fear of being judged, for my thoughts, my actions, my emotions, my way of life

2. Fear that I’m not a good writer

3. Fear of being alone

4. Fear of not improving, remaining stagnant

5. Fear of trying really hard and failing

6. Fear of not taking a chance

7. Fear of criticism, mean critisim

8. Fear of getting in trouble

9. Fear of regretting

10. Fear of not seizing an opportunity

The Fear Game. Look at your own list and see what fears are holding you back from something you are trying to accomplish. Whether it’s career or personal in nature, your fears are your own worst enemy. Take a moment and share you fear list – get it out in the public, be vulnerable, and see your fears listed in black and white. I am going to bet that many, if not all, of your fears are worrying tendencies that can be battled with positivity and confidence.

So fight back. Don’t let doubts and worries take over your true potential.


Everyone admire my Fear Monster. I didn’t know what to do with an image so I scribbled him with my mouse. He’s a scary little beast, am I right?!


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