What really holds you back?
Speaking for myself, I would say that nine times out of ten it is an unfounded fear. Fear of what people might say, what others might think, or just plain anxiety based around ‘what-if’s’ that never actually materialize.
I’ve been around long enough now to recognize certain uncomfortable feelings that prevent me moving forward and I’ve learned a simple trick that I’m passing on to you right here, right now, that helps me when faced with new choices…
When you experience nervous uncertainty or indecision ask yourself this simple question:
“If I take this action what’s the WORST thing that can possibly happen’ – work it out, think it through, examine all the possibilities. Write it down.
If the answer involves death, injury or ill-health, I REALLY suggest you reconsider the proposition, whatever it might be!
If physical injury or worse, isn’t on the list above I now suggest you now ask yourself another simple question:
“If I take this action what’s the BEST thing that can possibly happen’ – work it out, think it through, examine all the possibilities. Write it down..
Take a look at your answers, if it’s a big choice, take your time and be thorough.
In my personal experience, I’ve found that the real results of taking or not taking an action – for almost everyone – lies somewhere between the BEST and WORST scenarios that you’ve been thinking through.
You have been thinking them through, right?
Sometimes the results are somewhat to the extreme ends of the spectrum, but generally, I’ve found that life tends to balance itself out over time!
Remember it is not people, places or things that create the fear, these are mostly out of our control – it is our interpretation that colors it.
To quote Shakespeare
‘There is nothing good or bad, but that thinking makes it so..’
I’ve been on the self-development path for many years now and one thing I can honestly say on looking back, there are no real failures – only unexpected results!
Whenever you are working on improving yourself, everything, no matter how hard it might seem at the time, provides strength and wisdom for the future, building a better you, increasing confidence and your ability to deal with what’s around the next corner.
As Susan would say, we can handle whatever happens.
If you’d like to discuss this or any other aspect of The Feel The Fear Training System, drop me a line to arrange an informal and personal one-on-one Skype call.
It’s always a pleasure to talk to like-minded people who share a passion for Susan’s material.