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Create a “fear list”

Create a “fear list”

Tim Ferriss recommends “fear-setting”  - creating a checklist of what you are afraid to do and what you fear will happen if you do it. 

This exercise helps you seeing with clarity the benefits of the attempted effort and the cost of inaction.

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Focus on learning

The chips aren’t always going to fall where you want them to, but if you understand that reality going in, you can be prepared to wring the most value out of the experience, no matter the outcome.

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Redefining failure

Behind many fears is worry about doing something wrong, looking foolish, or not meeting expectations — in other words, fear of failure. By framing a situation you’re dreading differently before you attempt it, you may be able to avoid some stress and anxiety.

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Approach goals vs. avoidance goals

Approach goals vs. avoidance goals

Goals can be classified as approach goals or avoidance goals based on whether you are motivated by wanting to achieve a positive outcome or avoid an adverse one.

When you’re dreading a tough task and expect it to be difficult and unpleasant, you may unconsciously set go...

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Moving out of the country or changing jobs are hard. Tim Ferriss recommends asking these questions to manage your fear:

  • What is your absolute worst-case scenario?
  • What could you do to repair the damage

Fear-Setting

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 t...

Fear-Setting and Escaping Paralysis

Write down the answers in a sheet of paper-

  1. What is the worst thing that can happen to you?
  2. How likely that would actually happen?
  3. How could you get things back under control?
  4. What will be the outcomes? temporary and permanent.
  5. What you have done wrong?

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