What are you afraid of? We’re not talking mice, snakes and things that go bump in the night here. Frankly, a healthy fear of rodents has its benefits. No, we’re talking about the big stuff that manifests itself in our every day lives when we settle for less, do less and postpone our dreams.
It’s the event we don’t attend because we don’t have anything to wear, the relationship we won’t commit to because we’re not ready to settle down, and it’s the business we put off starting because we’re too busy. But if we peel back the layers, and are really honest with ourselves, underneath these common excuses lie fears – big fears. Fears that bind us: rejection, failure, success, commitment, fill-in-the-blank. These big fears can paralyze us, leaving us living a “less than” life.
The first step in tackling our fears is naming them. You might find that behind the “I have nothing to wear” speech you’ve perfected is the fear of rejection. And the “I’m too busy” mantra might be the cover that hides your fear of failure or success.
We’re determined not to live out our 40th year afraid of the very things that could deliver a “life less ordinary.” So this week we’re tackling the fears that bind us. We’ll be sharing our fears and we’d like to hear yours too. Take our “What do you fear?” poll located in the right column on our home page. Share your fears on our Facebook Fan Page or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. And, if you’ve already done the work naming and conquering your fears, we really want to hear from you.
From the one you’re about to let get away, to the college education you’ve always wanted but have almost convinced yourself it’s too late to get, there are many things much more important than your fear. Join us this week as we try to figure out what they are. So, what do you fear, and what are you going to do about it?