Conquering Fear: Transforming Anxiety into Momentum

When the fear instinct takes hold, transform it into something more useful

Mike Goldberg

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Fear nearly cost me my opportunity to move to Hawaii. (Photo by Author)

At pivotal opportunities, we may encounter moments where fear threatens to sabotage our dreams and opportunities. It’s a natural response to the unknown, rooted deep within our psyche as a survival mechanism. But what if we could harness the energy of fear and transform it into something more productive?

Let me take you on a journey with me…

My fascination with Hawaii began as a dream — a distant longing sparked by a single visit to the island paradise. From the moment I set foot on its sandy shores, I knew that Hawaii was where I belonged. The lush landscapes, the vibrant culture, the welcoming embrace of aloha — it captivated my soul in a way that I couldn’t ignore.

Years passed, yet my longing to live in Hawaii remained steadfast. Then, one fateful day, an unexpected opportunity presented itself — a job opening in Hawaii, and I was the perfect candidate.

At first, I was ecstatic. The prospect of finally realizing my dream filled me with joy and excitement. But soon, a familiar sensation crept in — anxiety, tinged with fear. The magnitude of the decision weighed heavily on my mind. Uprooting my life, leaving behind friends and…

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Mike Goldberg

3x Top Writer | Traveler | Real estate investor | Storyteller | Occasional columnist | I talk about personal growth and seizing opportunities.