Fear-setting is a tool to help us overcome the fear of making difficult decisions.

Fear setting is an operating system for thriving in high-stress environments. It is a way to make a checklist of all the bad things that could happen, so you become less afraid of taking action.

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Fear Setting: A Checklist Template for Defining Your Fears

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Organizing a Fear-Setting Template: The 3 Pages

Page 1. Make three lists with the following headings:

  • Define - what are the worst things that could happen?
  • Prevent - How do I prevent each from happening?
  • Repair - If the worst happens, how can I fix it?

Page 2. Make a list of the possible benefits if you are successful or partly successful.

Page 3. Make three lists of the costs of your inaction. If you avoid doing this, what might you miss out on? (6 months - 1 year - 3 years).

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“Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life.”

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