Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Overcome fear with learning

Fear may stop us from reaching our goals and dreams. And we think the best way to overcome fear is with courage. But let us use learning instead.

Credit to Filippo Ruffini in Unsplash.com

Credit to Filippo Ruffini in Unsplash.com

Modern fears include FOMO (Fear-Of-Missing-Out), social media anxiety, but the greatest fear of all is the fear of failure. In life, in our work, in our dreams and desires.

Every fear points to something we can learn to experience transformation and become better at who we are and what we do.

If I fear to fail at a conference presentation, it points to the value of learning to prepare it with time and dedication.

If I fear to fail at a deadline for a project, it leads to the importance of learning to organize myself better and overcome procrastination.

If I fear to fail to someone’s expectations, it points to learning to accept myself as I am and acknowledge that I can be better if I keep learning.

About Miguel Panao

I am a Professor at the University of Coimbra in Mechanical Engineering. I am also author of books in the fields of environmental ethics and Science and Religion. From the several research projects, this site is personal and dedicated to the search for the best approaches, tools, techniques to improve scientific productivity.

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