Fear: Why It’s Powerful Enough to Push You

What’s the most powerful things that could drive human behaviour?
It’s-maybe-even more powerful than dream. What is it? It’s called fear.

Yes, fear. Fear, can push our potential till the limit. Often times, we break the limit because of it. Can you remember, when did the last time you do something pushed by fear? Fear of being punished, fear of losing stuff, fear of being suck, fear of being rejected. Get the answer? Now, can you remember, when did the last time you something pushed by your dream? If it’s easier for you to answer the first question, then my premises might be true and valid.

Why is fear so powerful? In my opinion, it’s easier to explain to ourselves that we’re doing something to avoid bad things happen. We study, because we don’t want to get bad score. Bad score is real, man. We try to get job, because we don’t want to be poor. Again, poor is pretty real. It’s there and we can feel it. Now, change the case. We try to get job, because it’s our passion. How can you explain passion? It’s an abstract construction. So, it’s easier to get the job because we don’t want to be poor, isn’t it?