Everyone is hiding something. Hiding from the change, from the repercussions of what might turn against your way, what might not work, if circumstances go beyond your control. The phobia creeps up in your spine and hits back right when the results are about to surface.
Worse, you fear taking responsibilities, or dread accountability of your project plan, and cower from asking questions or reassurance when needed. We cocoon ourselves in a never ending nexus of ‘problems’ that we assume could overtake us by storm.
We’re lucky enough that the things we used to fear don’t happen so often any more, so now we fear feelings.
We will rationalize in extraordinary ways to avoid coming out of the phobia.
My standpoint: When in doubt, do not look into the hiding places. Face it.