The Fear Challenge

"It is only by risking our persons from one hour to the next that we live at all.”


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“It is only by risking our persons from one hour to the next that we live at all.” 

— William James

William James is recognised as one of the most influential psychologists in the West.

‘Risking our persons’ can be interpreted in many ways.

Physical risk. Financial risk. Business risk. Relationships risk. Personal Risk.

Risk has to be assessed and it is valuable to do so.

But when to comes to ourselves, for most people a lot of their risks are imaginary. Consider that fear of some form, is the biggest source of procrastination for most people (Fear of failure, fear of what others will say, and fear of rejection being the top ones).

And procrastination is the ultimate killer of a better everything.

Surely, when it comes to ourselves, the bigger risk is not stepping outside of our so called ‘comfort zone’?

Real growth only happens when we tune into our inner fears, and decide to take action anyway.

Let’s not confuse existing with really living.

The people I respect the most are those that have learned to take action despite the silly fear of their inner voice.

If you’re up for accelerating your growth on any level, here’s one suggestion:

Start a fear list. This mean writing down all of the things you’re afraid of.

Then assess them and decide which ones are real and which ones are ‘imaginary’.

Then commit to tackling 1 fear a day from now on. (And not in the easy areas!)

Simple stuff, but not everyone will do it.

And if the world needs anything now, it needs good people to get over their fears and take action. Not so good people don’t seem to have a problem with it…

A better world is waiting.

Will you commit?



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