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Fear is Good
Each of us has a list of the most valuable books.
Gavin de Becker's "The Gift of Fear" is definitely in my top ten.
Gavin is a worldwide expert in personal security.
Jeff Bezos, John Travolta and Madonna are among his clients.
What's unique about his advice is that he focuses on the implicit.
Your intuition tries to save you by giving very specific signals.
Fear is a high-level signal. You should always listen to it.
Following fear, these come in succession:
Also important are persistent anxiety, obsessive thought, surprise and worry.
Sometimes, a harmless joke reveals a threat that your intuition senses but your mind doesn't yet.
Gavin believes that when it comes to danger, your intuition is always right in at least two crucial ways:
It never pops up out of the blue.
It always works in your favor.
After reading this book, you'll see your fear differently.
The usual ignoring, belittling, and disdain will fade away.
Instead, you'll find respect, appreciation, and gratitude.
Life is so unpredictable. So why reject this gift?