Believe it or not, many of us wait and take action only when we are afraid. Consider how many businesses are just now getting into social media to attract disappearing customers. Or think about or how many individuals have begun saving money now only because they fear the unstable economy. Fear can be a great motivator, but there are times it’s not effective.
Use Fear to Motivate When Someone…
1 Needs a wake up call. A good example of this is driving after drinking and having a car wreck.
2 Wants to get immediate results. A good example of this is making your sales goals this month.
Stop Using Fear to Motivate When Someone…
1 Starts ignoring the threats. For example, kids who are fed up with a parent’s unrealistic demands.
2 Wants to just escape from what is fearful. For example, choosing to quit your job to find something easier.
Fear can be an excellent motivator but only on a short-term basis. Our desire to feel safe and secure soon becomes the overpowering force.
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