What If You Did Everything That Scares You…

My old business coaches used to say to me “Nick, everything you want is right there in front of you. You just need to reach out and take it…”

And I never understood it. Until now…

As everything we desire in life is on the other side of fear. It really is. And we’ll never know, or never achieve it, as we’re too scared to take the chance

We run away from it. Where instead, maybe we should run toward it

As we know that physiologically, fear is the same as excitement. It’s just the story we tell ourselves that’s different… and ‘fear’ is a great sign that this thing in front of us means something to us – so imagine the lessons it could teach us or the doors it could open

You know that interview you were too scared to take… imagine if you’d done it, only to find it wasn’t so scary, and you landed your dream job

I mean, what’s the worst that can happen in this situations we fear? Tim Ferriss adopts an exercise from Seneca, whereby he imagines and writes down all the things he’s scared off or the bad situations taking an opportunity could bring him

He calls it “fear setting” – and it’s absolutely phenomenal as it allows us to assess how BS our excuses and fears really are

And it opens us up to seeing that we’re holding ourselves back over something so incredibly small – that very likely will never happen

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