Life Performance Blog: Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself

Feel the fear... and do something anyway.

One way to tell whether something is difficult is to ask yourself: Am I afraid of this?

Whenever I start coaching a new client, I get a good idea of their basic fears.

Some of the more popular ones:

• I’m really nervous. • I’m worried that this program won’t work. • I think I'm too broken to x.

Dig a little deeper. What's underneath?

• Superficial: What if I can’t do the lessons? • Moderately deep: What if I screw up? • Deep down: What if I’m truly a failure?

Each of our fears is like an onion. We see the outer layer, but inside we’re really asking questions like:

• Am I valuable? (Yes.)

• Am I worthy? (Yes.)