Lesson 6: Fighting the inner battles
So in order to face the fears, we’ll call a meeting and do the exercise suggested by Tim Ferriss, called Fear Setting.
Let’s start with the meeting first.
Call your inner critic (that nagging voice), skeptic (that logical voice), protector (that fearful voice), pleaser (that conforming voice) and ask each voice for their input. Truly listen to them — do not ignore them. If you want, you can even write down what they’re saying.
Once you’re done listening. Say “thank you” to everyone for their feedback and send them off.
It’s time for fear-setting. We kind of already did a similar exercise previously but it’s good to do it again, given that we have more data now.
So let’s start:
Use the worksheet to write under “Define”, “Prevent” and “Repair”.
Under “Define”, list out every fear you have that stops you from living the life you want. Under “Prevent”, write everything you can do to prevent the situation from happening. Under “Repair”, write everything you can do to mitigate the damage if the worst-case scenario came true.
Next, write everything good that can come out from taking the risk.
Last, determine the cost of inaction. How would your life look like in the next few months or years if you didn’t take the action?
Consider every aspect such as emotional, physical and financial when you think about the cost of inaction.
How do you feel?
Let that feeling sink in before we move on.
Because tomorrow is the judgment day.[/text_block]