In developing mastery over self-awareness, you have learned above, that the goal then is to take a deeper look at how those emotions are affecting your behavior. This then, leads to the goal of being able to regulate or manage your emotions so they work for
you and not against
In Andrea's case, we found that she was particularly focused on expecting negative feedback and she even self-identified that she was "playing the victim" (she didn't come from money, had no connections, etc.).
This in itself, wasn't the issue, as we could reframe those negative thoughts into positive ones, which is one component of what we did. The issue relating to her behavior, was that behaviorally, she was engaging in what's known as displacement in which she found that she was doing busy work; small tasks, in her case, that were low-value and thus low-conflict. Her awareness also opened up the fact for her, that she was suffering from a fear of failure: If she didn't make that sales call, she couldn't get rejected, therefore, these low-value tasks, while making her feel as if she was accomplishing something, didn't get her anywhere closer to her goal.
There's another interesting dimension to fear of failure: We may be concerned that we will fail, certainly, but alternatively, we may feel that if we do succeed, that that success wouldn't bring the ultimate reward that we're seeking.