When you face powerful emotions like fear and failure, do they stop you in your tracks or propel you into forward action? Today I want to challenge you to set a “Fear PR” (PR=Personal Record). Identify the thing in life that scares you most right now. The thing that keeps you from taking decisive action and moving forward. Ask yourself a few questions:
- What EXACTLY am I afraid of?
- What is the absolute worst case scenario around this fear?
- Is what’s holding me back reality or just in my head?
Often diving into what it is you’re actually afraid of will show you that the fear comes from the stories you’re telling yourself in your own head rather than reality. Now go set your Fear PR! Tackle that fear head on. Tell yourself that this is just a stepping stone to your success. If you “fail,” you get to have an incredible learning experience, since failure is just a slight derailment on your path meant to correct your actions to lead you to where you are supposed to be. And really, it’s only failure if you GIVE UP!
What’s the thing you can set a Fear PR on? I’d love it if you’d share with me!