“If it excites you and scares the crap out of you at the same time, it probably means you should do it.”
Get out of your comfort zone.
You probably have something in your mind that you wanted to do for a long time… but are too scared to do!
Maybe it’s running a 10-mile race, starting a new company, traveling around the world, or playing music on the street.
Just do it.
Be not scared of what could happen. Be scared of what will not happen. Be scared to look back at your life and regret all the things you always wanted to do but never did, because you were too afraid.
Do what scares you! Beat your fears!
Don’t add time to your decisions.
“Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.” —Douglas Horton
Decide once and commit to it one hundred percent.
If you fear to do something: Breath in and out! Count to three! And do it!
Adding time to your decision won’t make it easier.
Imagine that somebody came to you with a loaded gun pointed at your head and said: Act or Die.
Would you still fear what you fear to do now?
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Remember You Will Die
Always remember you won’t get out of life alive. Someday you will die.
That’s why you feel the fear. Because you are afraid that you might die if you do what you fear to do.
It’s a reasonable biological response that made sure that you are here in the first place because none of your ancestors died doing something stupid before they could reproduce.
With the difference that several centuries ago a lot more things could kill you.
Today most of the things you fear to do are pretty safe.
- You want to start a new business? You might lose some money, but it won’t kill you.
- You want to ask out an attractive stranger? Your ego might get hurt, but it won’t kill you.
- You want to learn how to dance? You might look like a fool for some time, but it won’t kill you.
Change your perspective and make sure that the right thing scares you.
Because what should scare you is that you will die. Especially that you will die not doing what you always wanted to do unless you beat your fears now.
Next time you fear to do something, ask yourself if you or somebody else can die from it?
If not, repeat to yourself: “I am not going to die if I do this. I am not going to die if I do this. I am not going to die if I do this. But someday I will die, and when that day comes I want to have done this!” And then do this! Now! Whatever this is!
Get The Right Perspective
Time is running out, and you never know how much you have left!
Be fearful of your mortality and that you will die!
Change your perspective on fear!
First, accept your fear, don’t run from it. Because if you run from it, you can’t overcome it.
Accept it and then change your perspective.
Investigate your fear, does it hold up.
Investigate if your mind is playing tricks on you and that the thing you want to do might have no consequence at all.
That there is nothing to fear, but of course, fear itself. Because that’s what’s crippling you.
The fear to live life.
The fear to do what you want to do.
The fear to see your true potential.
The fear that holds you back from living and that holds you back from giving back to the community.
Because if you don’t live your dream, everybody will miss out on your dream. Everybody will miss what you could have done. Everybody will be worse off, at least if your vision is worthwhile and why go after a dream if it isn’t worthwhile?
Don’t be afraid of what will happen when you confront your fears, be frightened of what will not happen.
Be afraid to live an unlived life!
Be afraid to die with your dreams. Never having acted upon them!
Go after your dreams with massive action.
Do what scares you, even if it scares you and you will find out that it wasn’t so scary in the first place!
What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?
What would you do if you wouldn’t fear failure?
What would you do if you would get in touch with your fears instead of avoiding them?
Beat your fears.
“Do the thing you fear, and death of fear is certain.”
Get the life you always wanted or regret the things you never did.
- What do you know you must do but are too scared to do? Make a list of all the things you always wanted to do but are too afraid to do.
- Do what scares you in the next 48 hours. If it takes more than 48 hours to do, at least start! And please, don’t lie to yourself. Playing music on the street doesn’t take any preparation. Who cares if you suck the first time?
- Next time you fear to do something: Count to three and do it!
“Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.” —Dale Carnegie