Fear is the biggest saboteur of success. We often let fear rule our lives and make decisions for us. In fact sometimes we allow fear to decide things for us that we really want to do. When we experience fear, it’s normal to react to the emotion rather than the actual potential outcome. As humans, the natural response to fear is flight or flight. We either get the hell out of there as quick as possible or we stay and fight for our lives.
When we talk about following a passion or deciding to take on a new venture, the fear we experience can either make it or break it for us. Unfortunately, for a great number of people, it breaks us and we never realise our dreams.
The next time fear stops you in your tracks, stop for a moment. Try not to react instinctively to the emotion itself. Think logically about it. What’s the worst that could happen? No seriously, the real life, honest to yourself, worst that can happen.
Could you be told NO?
Could you be rejected by someone?
Could you lose some money?
Could you be a little uncomfortable for short time?
Could it not work out?
Are any of those things really so bad? Would life still go on? Would you still be able to function? Could you still be able to wake up to a new day tomorrow? Could you perhaps even possibly learn something along the way?
The reality is far less scary than the thought. The next time you are stopped by fear, ask yourself – What is the worst that can happen? I am pretty confident that you will find it’s not really as bad as you’ve talked yourself into thinking it is.