By Dr. Zev Ballen
There are basically two kinds of fear: one that shortens life and another that adds days to your life. The first are the typical worries and fears that people have. These fears are silly and very harmful. The fear that lengthens your life is a fear (an awe) of Hashem: Yiras Hashem Tosef Yomim.
A person can only achieve fear of Hashem from clarity of thought, inner peace and happiness - then he can see everything in its proper light. This type of person stays motivated to grow. He wants to make every day better than yesterday.
With Blessings Always,
Dr. Zev Ballen