My Greatest Fear & Tools to Help Overcome Your Fears
Updated: May 22, 2019
What’s your greatest fear?
I’m not talking about your fear of snakes and spiders, I mean your deepest fears about your life. The first thing that you see on this image reveals your deepest unconscious fear. Write it down.
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On my 24th birthday (just a few days ago), a friend asked, “What did you learn in your 23rd year of life?” I had a feeling he’d ask me that question because it’s a tradition our group started recently.
Before I could really think about it, my mouth opened up and I blurted, “I learned to let go of expectations I’ve set for my life.”
He followed, naturally, “What do you mean by that?”
Well, I didn’t really know, because it was just a gut reaction. It obviously had some meaning, so I thought a second. I went on:
Well, all my life I’ve had everything planned out. Being a futuristic person, I always set goals for far into the future. I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up, I knew where I wanted to live, I knew what type of person I wanted to be, but this year I was confronted with the fact that none of what I thought was true. In my 23rd year of life, I’ve quit two jobs, moved out of Los Angeles, and relocated to a country I had no interest in visiting until that point. That was the first time I felt like a failure and a success all at the same time. Nothing I expected for my life at that point had panned out, but a whole new set of opportunities arose from it. For the first time, I was excited about the unknown, and am learning to embrace it.
What does any of this have to do with fear?
His question reminded me of the fears I was confronted with before making the decision to leave LA, and the demons I’ve been fighting since making the move.
While working for a top company in Los Angeles, I was often asked, “What drives you?” My answer was always, “Impact.” *Which should have been a red flag to a sales organization, but they were somehow convinced I was perfect for the job.* I’m not driven by money or recognition, I’m driven by impact.
I strive to positively impact the lives of those I interact with. I want them to leave a room with me thinking, Wow, I feel so much more informed and confident then I did before.
This leads me to my greatest fear. My greatest fear is that the work I create won’t positively impact the lives of others.
I am afraid of not making a difference, which has subconsciously put a halt to my writing. I have several pages of blog posts ideas, case studies, worksheets and courses I want to create. I know exactly what I want to do next with The Hive, but can’t get myself to take a leap into the next phase because I’m afraid the work won’t matter.
So, in my 24th year of life, I hope to change my mindset. Instead of pressuring myself to make a difference around the world, I will encourage myself to impact just one person. My goal is to impact just 1 of the 7.5 billion people on this Earth.
I will change the world by starting with one. Whoever you are, I look forward to meeting you someday.
If you're wondering what the image reveals about you, click here. BTW, I saw the little girl first.
5 Positive Affirmations to Overcome Fear of Failure
I can easily overcome any failures or setbacks
Staying positive and learning from failure helps me to achieve massive success
Gaining strength from difficulty is something I do naturally
I am finding it easier to take action without hesitation or fear
I am turning into someone who is naturally confident and fearless
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