Everyone has fear. It can come in many forms.
- Fear of the unknown
- Fear of rejection
- Fear of looking “weird”
- Fear of loss
- Fear of gain
- Too many to list here and really they are all the same
At a young age we try everything with no fear. For better or for worse we give it a try. Dancing, singing, picking up things, throwing things. Along the way our “Lizard brain” (thank you Seth Godin for bringing it to my attention) is responsible for our primitive survival instincts, think fight or flight..or FEAR!
Constantly telling us we can’t do what we want. The lizard brain affects us because it doesn’t like achievement, risk or change. It holds us back from what we really want. You can only overcome it once you are aware of it. Well the good thing is…you are now!!
Think about a time you were scared or nervous to do something new. Then once you did it you wanted to do it again and again?! The lizard brain was scared of this new idea and wanted to hold you back. However, once you achieved it the rest of your body said “That was amazing Kev, let’s do that again!!!”
I am not going to say what you need to do to overcome your fear. One reason is because everyone has different fear for different reasons. The other is if you take my advice and then it doesn’t work….you are going to say “Well, Kevin said to try this and it didn’t work. I can’t do this. I am going to stop trying” (That isn’t Extreme Ownership, which we can learn from Jocko Willink. We will discuss that later in this blog 🙂
Think about what is holding you back from doing something you love. Nervous about the reactions from others? What will others think? Will I do it wrong? Will I be rejected?
WHO CARES?! DO IT!
Everyone has something they are scared of in their life. Holding them back from success in either business or in their personal life. Step up to the plate, overcome your lizard brain and achieve things you never thought possible!
Only you can make changes to your life. You hold the key to overcoming your fear. Put a smile on, get pumped and achieve!
Make it a great day!