Learning From Feeling The Fear (And Understanding Risk)

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How often in life have you spent imagining the worst possible scenario in a situation? Fear is a safety net protecting us from harm, but it can also be our biggest shackle. Thinking that the worst thing is going to happen will often stop us from trying. This is what will stop you from living your best life.

Make Your Comfort Zone Uncomfortable

If you live within your comfort zone for long enough, there are two very dangerous outcomes: being plagued by that “stir crazy” feeling — or staying content and eventually becoming stagnated. Both of these situations will likely leave you bored, anxious, and possibly depressed. 

Comfort zones can look like staying in a job that doesn’t challenge you, a city that doesn’t excite you, or not chasing that business dream because you spent too much time imagining the worst thing that could happen if you take the risk. The key is to not become content with your discontentment. Use those feelings to challenge yourself and your daily norms. 

What If Things Don’t Go Wrong?

Imagine if somebody working for the emergency services gave up every time they faced a compromising situation. Now that’s not to say that those working in positions where their lives, as well as the lives of others don’t feel fear. It’s that they feel the fear, and go and do it anyway. Yes, there are associated risks when it comes to rescue missions, but a success story will always outweigh the feelings of fear that go before it. 

When it comes to making investments, risk might be getting yourself on a BTC trading website and purchasing Bitcoin. There are some serious risks involved; however the gains could be worth it for you. It all depends on understanding your current financial situation — and knowing if the potential benefits outweigh the assumed risks.

There are significant benefits to taking risks — even when it can feel terrifying. Soon, the things that felt out of your comfort zone at first will become a part of your everyday norm — until you’re ready to push yourself further. 

Remember: Your Only Limit Is You

When it comes to your growth — both personally and professionally — the only limits you have are the ones you place on yourself. You need to ask yourself which of the limits you face in your life were put there by yourself, and then think about what you can do to get rid of them once and for all. 

Your attitude is the most common and fundamental limit. Many of us can remember when others have had a lack of faith in us. Those feelings can crush any ambition in a second-in particular when those limitations have been put on us by people we respect and admire. However, it comes to a stage when our skepticism alone limits us.

Are you as positive about yourself and your goals as you would be a friend, a co-worker, or your child? If the answer is no, then you need to take the time to think about what you would say to these people and change your narrative to give yourself that same positivity.

Feel that fear — and go ahead and do it anyway.

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