What if you decided that the one thing you care most about is being less fearful? If this mattered more than anything else, what would you do?
(I don’t mean fear of real things, like jumping out of planes or off of cliffs or in front of tigers. I mean fear of doing things you know you want to do and can do and should do…but don’t do).
How many times would you commit to confronting the fearful situation this month? This year?
How much time would you spend articulating, to people you trust (mentors, friends, spouses, supervisors, your dog), the thing you’re fearful of and why?
Would you write out what you’re afraid of somewhere? Would you put it down on paper so you could look it square in the eyes, try it on for size, and see how mean and scary it really is (or isn’t)?
Would you start more things? Would you send them out more quickly? Would you figure out where you sabotage yourself just when you’re getting off the ground? Would you discover that you’re the only one who’s convinced you can’t do it?
The first thing, I think, is deciding – really deciding – that you want to be less fearful.
Once you’ve decided that, what would you do?
(For example, would you say, “Yeah, that’s interesting,” and then go on to the next blog you read or the next email?)
I know I would, and will, do more than I’m doing now.