All too often we make choices based on what we THINK
is going to happen. We call it "learning from experience,"
and yet, by thinking about what might happen, we either
create that, or end up with nothing because we just
Recognize a fear-based decision.
Whenever you make a decision based on your fear, recognize
it for what it is. It's like turning on the light to
check under the bed. If you can't recognize when you're
making a fear-based decision, how can you get rid of
it? See it, recognize it; face it.
Think about what you WANT.
Do not make your decisions based on what you think might
happen, rather base it on what you WANT to happen. Yes,
there are consequences; yes, there are obstacles; but
they are just part of the details. part of the path
to getting there.
It's not about the Fear; it's about getting
Keep your eye on the prize. It's all about the goal
and reaching it.
You know from "experience" what you can be up against,
so think of ways around it early in the game. If you
ignore what you fear, you're bound to bump into it again.
Do it differently.
If you still need boiling water, you can't just reach
for it like you did last time. and you can't ignore
the water boiling either. so find some other way to
It might just work this time.
"If at first you don't succeed try, try again" remember?
So try again.
Don't play it safe.
This is not a recommendation to be reckless, it about
willingness to venture out for what you want. If you
stay "safe," remain "cautious" you might just miss out
on the biggest prize. It's not as dangerous out there
as you imagine. Luck shows up AFTER you've shown faith
and a lot of gusto. so YOU have to make the first move.
What are you putting off right now? What decision is
being moved around like an old piece of furniture? now
throw away all the conditions, the "what ifs"
and the "yeah buts" and make a choice; a quick
from-the-gut choice. Then commit to it.
It may not seem like the best choice at the time, but
I guarantee it's better than the no-choice you've created