Fear is the #1 killer of success, and most of the time that which we fear never happens. Matt Theriault leads you through a simple exercise to determine whether your fear is false or genuine.
If there is something you want out of life that you do not currently have, consider there is only one thing that’s standing in your way. If you guessed “fear,” you’re probably right. In fact, I would bet on it. Your fear might be disguised as some other expression like “I can’t afford it” or “I don’t have the time” or “It won’t work” or “I don’t know how.” Whatever label you’re putting on it, it is fear all the same. Someone once defined F.E.A.R. as False Evidence Appearing Real. I wish I knew who originally said it… brilliant!
Having said that, fear is a real emotion. While your fears may be just appearing as real, your mind experiences extreme difficulty in differentiating what is real and what is perceived as such. The fact that your mind registers the signal of fear is enough to incapacitate your response and prevent you from moving forward.
To demonstrate how silly we can actually be as humans, I posted a video below walking you through an exercise I use to break through my fears, and how I help my students to do the same. I recorded it a couple of months ago for a different purpose, but it seems so fitting for this post I thought I would share it with you. It will work for anything, I promise! What would your life look like if you had no fear?