Fear is actually a gift in disguise, and here’s why:
First, fear can let you know that you are on to something great.
If you aren’t fearing your pursuit, then you aren’t boldly dreaming. Instead of repeating what you did last year, it’s time to get creative, even in the face of the unknown. From the creation of your plan to the final experience that your clients have with your business, you should be offering something new and exciting. And of course, there is always fear associated with doing anything new. Embrace the fear and do something great.
Second, fear is something that connects you to everyone else.
Every CEO, every entrepreneur, and every manager has experienced fear somewhere along the way. In fact, probably more often than they’re willing to admit. Many times, people are too afraid to discuss their fears, but the more I talk to others, the more I realize that we all experience the same fears. None of us have it all figured out, but that’s one of the beautiful things found in conversation. Remember, we are all human, and fear gives us hope to find bravery in the future. For me, that’s enough motivation to drive my work.
Third, fear pushes you to new limits.
Until you take the first step, the question that will haunt you until you do is, “What if…?” And once you do take the leap, looking back on your life will hold valuable lessons to learn from and to pass onto others. When you test boundaries and are able to push through your fears, you will be overwhelmed that you found success with something meaningful.
Can you remember the last time you were brave with something meaningful? If you can, great! If not, then it’s time to step into the unknown and make a difference in the world.