“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” ~Sven Goran Eriksson
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Do you have fears? Some fears are completely rational... like fear of a tornado when one has been spotted in your neighborhood. I personally have a
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What is your biggest fear?
When it comes to realizing a dream, what is your fear? What keeps holding you back?
I want you to really, REALLY think about it.
Is it fear of failure? Fear of rejection? Fear of embarrassment?
Okay, I think I have the answer.
Here's what you do:
Step 1: Imagine the scenario where the absolute worst thing happens.
For example: In my senior year of high school, I liked a boy. I was terrified, but I sent him a secret valentine in French. I actually walked him behind one of my *friends (you know, one of those girls that you know but don't quite trust in high school?) translating it and telling him she thought it was from me. They laughed at me. I ran off and felt really embarrassed.
But, I look back 20 years later and realize: I survived. I wasn't physically hurt. I moved away and forgot that boy (I honestly don't even remember what his name was). And I'm also pretty proud of that 17 year old girl for taking a risk.
So, are you thinking about the worst that could happen? If it doesn't involve someone getting physically injured or killed, it's probably not as bad as you thought.
Step 2: Take action!
Have you ever heard this saying?
"Do the thing that scares you, and the fear will go away."
I promise there's something to it.
Are you ready to face your fear? If you are, and are ready to share, let us know in the comments...
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