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Pippa Grange

Face Not-Good-Enough to Replace Your Doubts, Achieve Your Goals, and Unlock Your Success

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Fear Less by Pippa Grange is a powerful book that explores how to navigate fear and vulnerability, revealing the true strength that comes from facing our fears. Grange inspires readers to embrace their humanity and embrace the unknown with courage and confidence.

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    Many of our deeply-rooted fears are caused by harmful societal myths.

    When was the last time you felt afraid? You might remember the panic when you lost sight of your child while out shopping, or the nerves before you gave a big presentation at work. These are classic examples of situations that can strike fear into the heart of just about anybody.

    But what about the other kind of fear? The moments you seethe with jealousy or berate yourself for not being good enough. These are examples of fear, too, even though you may not recognize them as such. In fact, you may be unaware of just how fearful you are.

    The key message here is: Many of our deeply-rooted fears are caused by harmful societal myths.

    On some level, all of us are afraid of failure. From an early age, we learn that life is a competition. We have to win, or at least do better than others. This message is drilled into us by our parents, peers, teachers, and coaches.

    We’re told that competition and a little fear are good for us. It’s a myth that Hollywood is particularly fond of. Think of heroes like Jason Bourne, who thrives in tense, adrenaline-fueled situations.

    Don’t believe the myths. Fear isn’t a good motivator; unless you’re living in an action movie, it’s more likely to limit you than liberate you. “Survival of the fittest” is another lie. If you think of the truly successful people you know, you’ll realize that their success isn’t down to their strength, or their ability to crush competitors. Genuine success comes from adaptability, creativity, and collaboration with others.

    To be happy and successful, you have to learn when to let go and move on. And you have to fail occasionally – it’s an inevitable part of life, and it can actually be good for you. Failure forces you to reassess a situation and move forward, sometimes in a new direction.

    So instead of fearing failure, you should embrace it, and rethink the societal myths that are making you unhappy. You don’t have to believe in the myth that life is a competition. You don’t have to constantly compare yourself to others and strive for perfection.

    You don’t have to live in fear. But society isn’t the only problem – your brain and body are working against you, too.

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    What is Fear Less about?

    Fear Less (2021) highlights the countless ways that fear infiltrates our lives, negatively impacting our work, relationships, and personal satisfaction. We may not even realize that we’re afraid, but identifying our underlying anxieties and insecurities is the first step to leading a more fulfilling, fearless life.

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    Fear Less (2021) by Pippa Grange is an inspiring book that encourages individuals to overcome fear and live more boldly. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • Filled with practical tools and exercises, it helps readers confront their fears and develop the courage to step outside their comfort zones.
    • By sharing compelling stories of individuals who have conquered their fears, the book offers relatable examples and inspires readers to take action.
    • With its down-to-earth approach and insightful perspectives, this book ensures that exploring our fears becomes an enlightening journey rather than a tedious task.

    Who should read Fear Less?

    • Perfectionists who feel they’re never quite good enough
    • Private people who struggle with honesty and intimacy
    • Nervous fliers, anxious parents, commitment-phobes, and anyone else who’s afraid

    About the Author

    Dr. Pippa Grange is a sports psychologist and culture coach. As the Head of People and Team Development for The Football Association, she worked on improving the psychological resilience of the England team. She’s part of the leadership team for the global group Right to Dream.

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    The main message of Fear Less is to overcome fear and live a more fulfilling and authentic life.

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    Who is the author of Fear Less?

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