Do you feel like you’re stagnating? That something’s missing in your life right now? Is there something that has been holding you back from achieving something for awhile?
Have you been afraid to speak your mind to a friend/ family member?
Afraid of quitting your part-time, stressful job?
Afraid of taking a gap year/ semester off?
Afraid to say sorry?
Afraid to ask for forgiveness?
Uncertainty and the prospect of failure can be extremely scary - most people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty .
However, that might mean a prolonged sense of unhappiness and unfulfilment for you, or even for the people around you.
Tim Ferris’ Fear Setting Exercise (Here’s a free template!) is a great way of rationalising your fears and feelings of insecurity. According to this exercise, there are just 3 simple steps you can take to rationalise your fears.
Define the fear: List the worst thing that could happen
Prevent: List how you can stop the above bad things from happening
Repair: If the worst happens, list how to repair each bad thing
Try the Fear-Setting Exercise, and see what comes out of it! You may also find out more about this exercise here.
Did the exercise help you be less fearful? What did you find out about yourself?