The one thing holding you back….
“Fear can keep you locked up in the prison of comfortable & predictable” – Tony Robbins
Fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear that you are not good enough – we all have them and have done for centuries.
As artists’ we are creating very personal work and putting that work out into the world and opening ourselves up to other peoples opinions, this accelerates fear.
You have to learn how to deal with it and the best thing to do is not run away from fear or shut it away, it’s actually best to shine a light on it and acknowledge it’s there.
F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.
‘I don’t want to get bogged down with this and for it to become stressful’
’This is something I want to do when I retire, it’s not what I should be doing now’
‘If I start to sell too many, I’d have to buy specialist equipment and I can’t afford all that’
‘I don’t want to sell too many as I don’t have a big enough workshop’
My dad is unknowingly letting fear take over but he can’t see it. All these comments above are his brains way of keeping him safe. This was the negative committee taking over! Those little voices in your head that find reasons not to do something. The idea of the business side terrifies him, so he then started shooting the whole thing down and placing limits on what he wants.
BUT….unless he deals with these limiting beliefs he will never truly do what he loves for a living.
During his talk, Tim Ferriss shared one huge takeaway that he calls “Fear Setting”.
First, break down the worse case scenarios in three steps called Define, Prevent and Repair.
1. Define a bad thing that can happen as a result of your decision
2. Write down what action you can take to prevent that bad thing from happening in the first place
3. Lastly, determine what you can to do repair the situation if that bad thing happens anyway