Many of you reading this scribble are inhabiting that space now, have in the past or will in the future and it's your potential guardian angel. Fear of failure rarely assists in its conquest.
Fear, represents ANXIETY. Ironically, to me at least, nothing worthwhile has ever shown up in my life in the absence of this horrible feeling, manifested by increased heart rate, sweaty palms, thoughts of worst case scenarios (that never happen) and thoughts of running away as fast as possible.
At its peak competing at World championships an eon ago I wished the world would swallow me, it didn't and confronting the moment produced as always the magic moments that show up in life. Picking up the phone to call on a prospect momentarily triggers a diluted version of this anxiousness, dissipating always once committed to. Negotiating business hurdles likewise.
Anxiety feels real. It feels like a nightmare about to unfold. What's real however is the feedback loop. Confronting the illusion is the precursor to pretty much every exceptional thing you'll ever do.
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