Beware Of The Great Trickster

Beware Of The Great Trickster

Beware Of The Great Trickster

In this Success Newsletter, I would like to talk about fear and The Great Trickster.

First, a reminder that I am presenting a phone seminar: “The secret to get what you want” August 21 at 9 PM NY time. The phone seminar is a gift – no cost. It is part of the trainings offered by I will send out a separate email informing you of the how to get on the call.

Now let’s talk about fear – from my book “Get what you want!” available as an eBook or audio book on CD:

“Fear is the greatest killer of all human potential. Fear is what stops us from even trying to get what we want. Fear stands between us and everything we want out of life. Fear, though does not exist. Read that sentence again.

You might be shocked even annoyed by that statement because fear does feel real.

Its physical crippling effect on our body, mind and emotions is real. But fear is not something tangible. We cannot hold it, see it or touch it. Fear is simply a thought, a very powerful thought. Fear is the anticipation of pain, and our mind responds quickly to the alarm bell that pain is imminent or possible. Again, fear is always set in the future. We cannot experience fear in the present moment. Fear comes from The Great Trickster

If we were to listen to fear, we would never attempt anything in life.

Think of how many things you were afraid of before you tried them for the first time: swimming, diving off a tower, driving a car, applying or interviewing for a new job, traveling on a plane, living on your own, getting your first apartment, approaching or talking to a stranger or someone you truly like, learning something new, and so forth.

And yet, after the initial event, we were OK and with a little practice we felt completely comfortable doing these things and they became second nature.  Obviously one of the ways to conquer fear is to use the daily affirmation: “I am courageous.” Nonetheless, there is still a chance that fear will come up when you are hit with a new and uncomfortable situation or challenge. Understand that everyone experiences fear. It matters not who the person is or how successful or powerful he or she might be, fear is always looming since The Great Trickster’s job is to protect you from the possibility of danger or pain.

As a human behavior expert, I study what motivates us – why we do the things we do and how to change them. I believe there are only two primary states – love and fear. At any given moment we are expressing one or the other – love or fear. If you stop to study and analyze all of the negative, crippling or disempowering emotions (hatred, anger, revenge, bitterness, jealousy, etc) you will find they all come from fear. For example, jealousy is simply insecurity – the belief or fear that you are not good enough for the other person or that the other person might leave you. Accordingly, what motivates us is: the fear of pain and the enticement of pleasure or contentment. Pain is a powerful motivator.  Of course, I am not discounting the brain and hardwiring of the brain which also includes in built fears (Fight or Flight Syndrome.)

The Great Trickster

John Kehoe, author of Mind Power –into the 21st Century, coined the term The Great Trickster when referring to the human mind.

John says that our mind fools, limits and deceives us in various ways. It knows our deepest inadequacies, fears and doubts and always projects onto us our greatest fear.

The Great Trickster is that part of our mind that always throws at us the fear that something really bad is going to happen with the words, “What if…” The Great Trickster lies to us, often predicting negative painful things that never happen. In its attempt to avoid pain, it tries to keep us the same and to stop us from growing. It tells you that you are not good enough or that you will fail. The best way to deal with The Great Trickster is to doubt it. Doubt the doubt it presents you. In other words, you can’t always believe what your own mind tells you! Act in spite of the doubt, worry and fear. Later, I outline specific techniques to help conquer fear.”

To learn more about how to conquer fear and The Great Trickster, check out my book “Get what you want! available as an eBook or audio book on CD.

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I wish you the best and remind you “Believe in yourself -You deserve the best!”

Patrick Wanis
Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert & Clinical Hypnotherapist

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