It’s almost Halloween!
Halloween is one of our favorite times of year. It’s all about connecting fear and fun – two things that usually don’t go together, right?
Here’s a thought to ponder this Halloween season:
Fear lies at the root of every challenge.
When something feels hard, it’s because we’re afraid (whether we’re conscious of it or not). Common root fears include fear of failure, dying, getting hurt or uncomfortable, being abandoned, losing something important to you (including control), what others think, FOMO (fear of missing out), success (yep, it’s a real thing!), and not being good enough as you are.
In the Dimension of Possible, fear is no longer the enemy. When fear is the enemy, your options are limited to fight, flee or freeze. Yet, in the Dimension of Possible, you can learn to get comfortable with fear and use it to help you.
Fear is a signpost that something is important to you. Instead of letting fear unconsciously drive your responses and decisions, what if you instead choose to explore fear with conscious curiosity?
When you notice fear, ask yourself, “What is it that I am truly afraid of?” and “What is this fear telling me about what’s important to me?” Then, evaluate your answers to discern which fears are founded and which are simply illusions (by the way, have you ever heard that FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real?). Don’t let fear stop you from doing what you want – let it help you!
When you’re playing in the Dimension of Possible, if something doesn’t scare you (at least a little bit!), it’s probably not good enough for you.
This Halloween, we dare you to experiment with seeing your fears through a new, fun lens!!