Of all the things holding people back from achieving the goals they set for themselves, one of the most common is fear.
Whatever that fear is (failure, looking foolish for trying), it is a significant reason why people don’t try in the first place.
It’s time to address this subject head on – it’s time to talk about ‘fear setting’.
WHAT IS FEAR-SETTING?
As you’ll see in the 13-minute video below, ‘fear-setting’ is a two-part process developed by ‘Four Hour Work Week’ author Tim Ferriss.
- Part 1: List worst-case scenarios, along with how you can mitigate and prevent them from occurring.
- Part 2: List the short, medium and long-term cost of inaction.
HOW FEAR-SETTING RELATES TO CHANGE
Referring to what I was saying before about fear stopping people, b taking a moment and listing out the worst-case scenarios of what could happen to you (along with how you could mitigate those circumstances), change becomes less of an unknown and more of an informed path to be taken.
By performing the ‘fear-setting’ exercise, you can put in perspective the potential pitfalls of changes you wish to make, as well as put strategies in place now to avoid those pitfalls in advance.
I hope you enjoy the video (it is really insightful).
ABOUT JAMES STARING
James Staring is a personal trainer based in Clapham. James focuses on building the best version of you and inspiring you to new levels of health and fitness – regardless of your current ability or age.
James is always keen to share the tools he uses to assist others in achieving their goals and has featured in publications such as Your Fitness, Healthy and Hello! magazines.