It's been said that FEAR stands for "Forget Everything And Run." It's that uncomfortable, disconcerting feeling that causes us to take a back seat in our own life and prevents us from proactively moving forward to reach our goals and aspirations. Instead of facing a personal, business or workplace situation head on and taking control of the proverbial handlebars of life, fear causes us to turn the other way, freeze in our tracks, or poke our head in the sand.

"One way to counteract fear's adverse impact on your life and career is to recognize the type of fear that might be defining you and driving your actions – or lack thereof," notes internationally-regarded motivational speaker and retired Master Air Force Sergeant Eldonna Lewis-Fernandez, AKA "The Pink Biker Chic" , widely known her life-empowering GoPINK Rules of Engagement. "In fact, there are many 'types' of fears that will prevent you from achieving in both your personal and professional life. Recognizing the specific fears that are be holding you back is the critical first step toward breaking free of the emotional paralysis and living a more carefree, uninhibited life. As the saying goes, 'No guts, no glory.'" 

Below Eldonna cites eleven common fears that hold people back from that which they desire both personally and professionally:

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