Motivational Monday: Define Fears Instead Of Goals

Humans are very good at considering what might go wrong if we try something new, say, ask for a raise. What we don’t often consider is the atrocious cost of the status quo — not changing anything. So you should ask yourself, if I avoid this action or decision and actions and decisions like it, what might my life look like in, say, six months, 12 months, three years? Any further out, it starts to seem intangible. And really get detailed — again, emotionally, financially, physically, whatever. (Tim Ferriss)

Wishing you peace and wellbeing as you ask yourself: Where in your lives right now might defining your fears be more important than defining your goals?

PS: Remember to hold the one’s you love just a little closer and tighter this week (without expectations)

The hard choices — what we most fear doing, asking, saying — are very often exactly what we need to do. How can we overcome self-paralysis and take action? Tim Ferriss encourages us to fully envision and write down our fears in detail, in a simple but powerful exercise he calls “fear-setting.” Learn more about how this practice can help you thrive in high-stress environments and separate what you can control from what you cannot.  To watch the TED2017 talk by Ted Ferris: Why you should define your fears instead of goals.

https://www.ted.com/talks/tim_ferriss_why_you_should_define_your_fears_instead_of_your_goals?utm_source=newsletter_weekly_2017-06-17&utm_campaign=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_content=talk_of_the_week_button

(image description: Tim Ferriss is standing in front of a black wall that at the top written in white is the words, What if I…?  Then there are three columns also written in white, Define, Prevent, Repair.)

 

Leave a Reply