In “The Art Of Possibility” by Ben & Rosamund Zander, Ben tells how he permits his students to ‘give themselves an A’ in his college course. His students do have to provide a written explanation as to why they deserve that grade, and there is a degree of accountability built in, but for you, myContinue reading “Give Yourself An ‘A’”
Tag Archives: Fear
Your Worst Fears, Made Clear.
Your worst fears are not a clear view of reality, or what is likely to actually happen. Your worst fears are a clear reflection of your self, and what you need to work on.
No Food Tomorrow?
I was raised to always finish everything on my plate, so as not to waste food. Taking that one step further, I remember always finishing everything on the table (that I liked), because, well, who knows when we might not eat next? Of course, that last question is one of fear. For our grandparents whoContinue reading “No Food Tomorrow?”
Who Are You?
What do you stand for? What are your core principles? What’s your code? What is your calling in life? Just a few important things to think about. If you’re not clear about the answers, that’s OK … but then you need to sit (or walk) and listen for them. On the other hand, it’s moreContinue reading “Who Are You?”
Fear is probably the only thing standing in your way. Fear of it not working; fear of what other people will think, particularly fear of what people close to you will think; fear of losing all of your possessions and status; fear of actually having to get out of the comfortable spot you’re in rightContinue reading “Within Reach”
The 4 Phases of Fear
The first phase of fear is the reaction of your amygdala, also known as the ‘fight or flight’ response. This protects you from situations likely to bring about death, such as saber-toothed tigers, perilous falls, and starvation. This phase is extremely powerful because of it’s deeply ingrained nature into our brains, but it can largelyContinue reading “The 4 Phases of Fear”
On Facing Yourself
You know what it is that’s holding you back. It might not be at the forefront of your mind. But it never goes away. It lurks there, and it always appears, over and over again. Eventually you’re either going to have to walk straight towards it, or be confronted with it when you really don’tContinue reading “On Facing Yourself”
“The Treasure You Seek”
Fear is usually a signal of something you need to move towards, not away from. Unless it’s a wild tiger. As Joseph Campbell said., “the cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” Today, in 2019, we don’t have wild tigers lurking around the corner. We have decisions that we put off, conversationsContinue reading ““The Treasure You Seek””
To follow up on yesterday’s idea that your dream is waiting for you to step towards it, let’s talk about hesitation. Creativity is an important part of your health. But I don’t want you to think that it’s easy. I’ve published 1,690 blog posts (at least) and counting and, I still hesitate at times, unsureContinue reading “Hesitation”
You Might Be Scared
I was scared right before the ‘end’. I didn’t know if I’d be able to do it or not. I was scared the whole time, but, as that day grew closer, the fear grew stronger. I was scared to admit to myself or anyone else that I was scared all along the way, even whenContinue reading “You Might Be Scared”