The Fear PR
When you face powerful emotions like fear and failure, do they stop you in your tracks or propel you into forward action?
Today I want to challenge you to set a “Fear PR” (PR=Personal Record).
Identify the thing in life that scares you most right now. The thing that keeps you from taking decisive action and moving forward. Ask yourself a few questions:
1. What EXACTLY am I afraid of?
2. What is the absolute worst-case scenario around this fear?
3. Is what’s holding me back in reality or just in my head?
Often diving into what it is you’re actually afraid of will show you that the fear comes from the stories you’re telling yourself in your own head rather than reality.
The Fear PR for me was swallowing pills. I once had a fear of them. It stems back to an episode I had as a kid with my father where he forced me to swallow pills or else I’d be punished. I look back on it now and laugh, but, back then, I was full of fears (and tears).
However, I was able to overcome this fear by telling myself that you can do this! Just relax, concentrate and the pill(s) will go down. Well, they did one day and I have not looked back since then!
Now go set your Fear PR! Tackle that fear head on. Also, tell yourself that this is just a stepping stone to your success. And if you “fail,” you get to have an incredible learning experience, since failure is just a slight derailment on your path meant to correct your actions to lead you to where you are supposed to be.
Above all, you must keep trying to overcome your fears!
In conclusion, what’s the thing you can set a Fear PR on? Hit reply and let me know!
To Your Success,
P.S. Similarly, one of our specialties here at Move Well Fitness is helping clients overcome Fear PRs around exercise and their bodies. If this is an area you struggle with, please reply and share with me. Everything you share is in confidence, and I’m here to lend an empathetic ear and show you a way forward. ☺