If you’ve ever had a thought or idea that ignited you with possibility only to have it extinguished by fear, you’re not alone. Most everyone has at some point in time been confronted with this very scenario. Whether it’s because the idea falls outside our comfort zone, whether we lack the knowledge of how to make it work, or whether those around us doubt our ability, sometimes we throw in the towel before we even get started.
The problem that tends to arise when we abandon the long shot and retreat to the safety of the known is that we diminish our ability to trust ourselves. And the longer we play the safe game the less promise and opportunity tends to show up in our space.
We’ve all heard the saying ‘Fortune favors the brave’ but we often misinterpret it to mean be without fear. Bravery in it’s truest sense is to be courageous, to take action despite the fear. And the more we do that, the more we develop the ability to trust our inner abilities to overcome what may. And in so doing we unlock the possibility of doing something great.
“Unnecessary fear of a bad decision is a major stumbling block to good decisions.” ~Jim Camp Twenty years ago, my wife and I decided to move from Montréal, where we had lived for the first 35 years of our lives, to Nova Scotia, 800 miles away, where we had no connections whatsoever.