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Better than Perfect by Elizabeth Lombardo

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CHAPTER 4

Fear Versus Passion

WHATS YOUR PREDOMINANT driver: fear or passion? Put another way, what motivates you more: wanting to minimize a feared outcome, or wanting to maximize a desired outcome? For example, if you were asked to give a speech in front of a couple hundred people, would you be more likely to think:

“I’d better not mess this up and look like a loser.”

or

“What a great opportunity to share something I care about with such a big group.”

The first response is more fear-based, while the second is more passion-based. In this chapter we’re going to look at how these two very different motivators can affect your life in very different ways.

Just as we choose the fuel for our bodies, we get to choose the fuel for our lives: fear or ...

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