We all have fears. About lots of things.
I’ve been thinking about how to be more courageous. Perhaps aiming to be fearless?
First thing I thought I’d do is list out a bunch of the things I’m fearful about. Here’s just a few – I’m fearful of:
- speaking at events
- meeting people
- striking up conversations
- doing hard work
- not having a mission
- ill health
- being left behind
- being ignored
- not being liked
- looking stupid
- writing blog posts (see previous point)
- writing sales emails
- etc, etc
Thinking about these, it seems they generally boil down to two key fears:
- being rejected
- feeling helpless
Or put another way – I crave control.
Next step – to work out how I can break my addiction to control.