EPISODE 278 Real risk versus perceived risk and real fear versus perceived fear. Your brain doesn’t know the difference!
CONTENT WE LEARN IN THIS EPISODE
Fear is often not based on rational thought. A study done in Australia took individuals who experienced hyper-anxiety and disgust when exposed to spiders. The high-spider-fearfuls felt the same anxiety and increased heart rate looking at life-like spider images as they did with real spiders. There was no difference! We often do the same thing; we become paralyzed by fears that aren’t based in reality. Understanding what you should fear and what you should not can be the key to unlocking a new life.
There are things you really should be fearing, but your brain may be focusing on the wrong thing. We each experience different career or life fears. Can you tell which ones are perceived fears and which fears are real and have consequences? Some people fear flying, when statistically you should fear riding in a car more. The key is to take the time to understand what aspects of your life should really be concerned about.
Fear is a dangerous companion to your career and personal life. It wants to ruin everything you have worked hard to accomplish. It stops you from changing, progressing and excelling.
There is a technique you can use to evaluate the situation. Stop, Think, Analyze. “What could you accomplish if you knew you couldn’t fail?”
4 Steps to Having Less Fear
This is going to change your week! Let me know how it goes!
QUOTES BY CHRIS
“If you get fired, there are other jobs.”
“You are not alone in dealing with fear. You never get rid of fear, you learn how to manage it.”
Come up with your 5 top fears, write down why you have them and one step you can take to overcome it.