Chapter 16: Fear Is the Great Indicator

Eat your fears; don't feed them by backing off or giving them time to grow.

Fear isn't bad or something to avoid. It shows that you are willing to try new, unknown things. Most of the time, the things we are afraid of never actually occur. Fear is only an emotion and irrational thinking. If we are afraid of making a call to ask for a raise, we should do it immediately. Waiting for a “better moment” will not change anything. We will always find an excuse not to do it, and over time we will miss opportunities. Meanwhile, our fear will only increase.

Too often a fear of failure stops us. But failure doesn’t only come from doing something wrong. More often failure comes from doing nothing. Meanwhile, as you are preparing to do something (this is an excuse!) someone can steal your dreams.

Constantly feeling fear is a sign that we are moving forward. We are in new situations and have new opportunities. Fears are only emotions, and we have control of them.

Actions to take