How many times have you held back from doing something because you were afraid to do it, but seemingly without good reason?
So often the fear of what might happen is far worse than what might actually happen, and yet we allow that fear to hold us back.
I will actually take it a step further and say that often there isn’t even a real fear – that often we are simply afraid to move forward but haven’t considered the reasons why.
So, think about something you are afraid to do. Think about the reasons why you are afraid to do it, and ask yourself, how valid are those reasons? And when you’ve considered the reasons for your fear ask yourself, what’s the worst thing that could happen?
Often the fear is worse than the worst possible outcome, and it’s only once we stop and consider that that we realise that in fact, there’s nothing holding us back.
So, when you think about that seemingly unreachable goal, you know, the one that you are afraid to reach, ask yourself, if you move forward, what’s the worst thing that can happen if it doesn’t work? And once you have your answer, ask yourself, is that worst case scenario likely? Or is the fear of the worst case scenario worse than the actuality?