While everyone is focusing on goal-setting in January, the life-changing strategy I'm referring to is fear-setting.
It's about confronting and leveraging your fears to unlock your courage and achieve things that might seem impossible.
Before we get into the details, here are two important things to understand about fear:
1) Often, we don't even realize it's fear holding us back.
We make excuses, delay action, or convince ourselves we're just being rational.
You may have told yourself that you're just waiting for the right moment, that it'll get better once X happens (more money, more time...), or that it's just not a reasonable thing to do.
But the truth remains: fear drives most of our (in)action.
The classic question: "What would you do if you knew for certain that it could not fail?" is a good guide here.
2) Fear grows in the dark, and shrinks in the light.
What do I mean by that? Vague fears are the most paralyzing.
The unknown is often like that.
Fearing something that may happen somehow, someday leaves you entirely powerless.
The unknown (or whatever else scares you) becomes a lot less scary when you shine a light on it.
By getting clear on exactly what it is you fear, and thinking through the bigger picture, you take back control.
So here's how to fear-set 👇