How to Deal with FOBO, FOMO, and FOCO with Peace of Mind?

Sunil Gandhi
2 min readJun 24, 2021

Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift. Dante Alighieri

  • Fear of Better Opportunity (FOBO)
  • Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)
  • Fear of Covid (FOCO)
  • Fear of Job Loss
  • Fear of Financial Crisis
  • Fear of Failure
  • Fear of Unknown

The list is ever-increasing.

Our fear probability is on the rise. Our quotient/ability to deal with fear is diminishing. With every fear, our restlessness is increasing.

However, we have to keep in mind that we all are Souls driven by prefixed software i.e. Karma. Everything is destined. Your efforts (Karma), fruits of your efforts, and pending fruits of your past efforts all are perfectly operating. Your fear can’t change it, your efforts to accept it as fate will bring you peace with nature.

Dr. Wayne Dyer in his book “You Will See it When You Believe it” writes,” Everything happens for a purpose and the puzzle of life fit together perfectly….. There are no accidents of any kind.

(In Jainism this is known as Krambaddha Paryay i.e. Sequential Unfolding of the Future of Everyone/ Everything).

It makes no sense to worry about those things over which you believe you have no control. There is nothing to worry about. It is all handled for you already. So just flow with it, rather than fighting for anything.

Not doing so and you are running a risk of physical and mental illness.

Therefore, suppose unwanted destiny unfolds, have patience, do your work, and wait for the table to turn. Accepting everything as destiny ends the fight and we become free to deal with the future.

Fears are nothing more than a state of mind. Napoleon Hill

This is How I Answered a Question My Son asked Me

Originally published at on June 24, 2021.