English Summary/英文概要： WHY DO SO MANY WOMEN stay in abusive relationships? Why are some afraid to live up to their creative or financial potential? Why do many avoid taking risks or starting intimate relationships? These are good questions, but it might be more illuminating to ask how it is that some women are able to overcome these fears and become amazingly successful and self-actualized. The authors asked the same question and found an interesting answer. Each of the many women they spoke with had experienced a moment of transcendence-a moment in which their fear was overcome by one brief flash of insight, which they would eventually recognize as courage.
THE AUTHORS EXAMINE fear from a number of different viewpoints, exploring common (and often unconscious) fears that women feel, such as fear of success (or failure), intimacy, loneliness, aging, violence, or independence. They point out that there are times when women should be afraid and explain how to protect themselves in these situations. They encourage readers to face and let go of fears that stop them from achieving their potential. At the same time, they offer specific ways women can help themselves, find solutions to problems, and ultimately make positive life choices.
Chinese Summary/中文概要： 为什么如此多的女性仍旧停留在一个被动的人际关系中？为什么一些人会害怕去实现她们的创造和财政能力？为什么那么多人会尽量避免谈及风险或是展开一段亲密关系？这些都是非常好的问题，但是如果将问题转换为：其中一些女性是怎样克服这些恐惧并取得惊人的成就和自我实现的?将会更有启示性。作者也问了同样的问题，并找到了一个有趣的答案。每个克服内心恐惧的女性都会经历一个瞬间洞察乍现的时刻，也是这个瞬间促成她们的觉醒与勇气。