Part 4 in a 4-part blog serious on taking action in spite of fear. I encourage you to read Parts 1 through 3 first.
We’ve spent 3 days looking at how to cope with fear internally. But what about how to actually take action?
This is probably my least glamorous post in this series. There is very little magic to this. It’s so straight forward literally anyone can do it.
So let’s re-cap: you’ve come to expect fear as an inevitable part of any worthy undertaking. You’ve embraced it as integral to growth, not to mention a good sign that you’re moving the right direction. And you’ve identified the specific fears that haunt you like the boogie man. What next?
Step Four: Move forward – The final trick to dealing with fear isn’t really a trick at all. It’s simple. Take action. Move. Don’t wait for the fear to disappear, because it may not. In fact, the most effective way to squash that fear so that it does finally disappear, is to move forward in spite of it.
You’re scared of the dark, until you spend a little time in it and realize that there’s nothing to be afraid of.
There’s no pretty way to sugar-coat this step and make it sound more fun or cute. It’s simple. Take the action that you know you need to take right now, in spite of that pesky fear.
Even better, take action in order to conquer your fear!
Ask yourself: “If I wasn’t afraid, if I knew there could be no failure, what would I do right now?” Got it? Perfect. That’s what you have to do.
So the final, million-dollar question is: what would you do right now if you felt no fear?
THAT! That thing that just popped into your head. Whatever it was, it’s probably worth another look. That’s most likely what you should be doing. That very well may be your calling.
Contribute to the conversation! What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Leave a comment below.