Fear vs. Intuition: Knowing the Difference and Trusting Your Gut

Posted September 26, 2012 by Marcy Twete in On the Ladder
Fear is an incredibly powerful motivator. One of my favorite past bosses used to ask me, “Are you going to let fear paralyze you? Or mobilize you?” But when you’re afraid, even if you want it to mobilize you, there’s still a question in your head — is this fear….or is it intuition? Is it possible that I really shouldn’t do something, that it might hurt me, or am I just reacting to the fear?

One of my new favorite business experts, Marie Forleo, tackled just this topic in a recent video on her YouTube channel – “Fear vs. Intuition: How to Tell the Difference.” The video is below. My favorite tidbit from the video? This quote: “The more important a project is to your soul’s evolution, the more you will resist it.” – Steve Pressfield

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."