The most primitive part of our emotional guidance system is our fear response. Fear’s primary goal is to keep us from dying. I know that sounds like an overstatement, but this is exactly how it functions.
Of course it’s good that part of our internal guidance is on alert and doesn’t want us to die, but in the modern word just because we fear something doesn’t mean there are fatal consequences.
Because of this, our fear can often get out of proportion. When we are acting out of fear we don’t make the best choices. Sometimes we just freeze and don’t do anything at all.
At the same time, we don’t want to be so casual that we become careless.
When I am in a pressured situation my goal is to move from fear to urgency. When I am feeling a sense of urgency I understand that I need to act decisively. While fear makes us feel stuck, urgency gives us focused energy to take action.
Here is a simple tap-along to help move you from a state of fear to one of urgency.
You can find the full tapping script of this audio as a pdf over at Tapping Q and A Podcast Scripts and Transcripts.