One way to counteract fear's adverse impact on your life and career is to identify the type of fear that might be driving your actions—or lack thereof. The best way to combat any fear is to hit it head on. There will always be obstacles that make reaching your goal seem impossible, and it takes discipline and tenacity to stay on track toward your destination. Recognizing the specific fears that are holding you back is the critical first step toward breaking free from emotional paralysis and living a more carefree and fulfilling life.