Giving up Fear…Update

Apr 6, 2011 by

About a month ago I gave up fear for lent.  I’m not Catholic, but I like the idea of lent and each year I usually give something up.  In years past its usually been soda, sugar, TV etc.  This year I decided to go a different route.

This year I decided to give up fear.

I recently left my “normal” job to set out on my own and start some businesses on my own.  This has been one of the most exciting and scary times of my life.  So many questions, doubts, and fears were creeping up.

  • How am I going to get these things off the ground?
  • Why won’t this website work correctly!?!?
  • How in the world do you do accounting?
  • etc

I’ve gone through all those and many many more, but ever since I made the decision to give up fear, they haven’t stopped me.

I know it sounds silly, but simply the decision to not operate under fear has let me move forward past all of them knowing full well that I will figure it out as I go and it will all be OK.  Whenever I run into something on my to do list that I’m afraid of, I remember that for 40 days, I have no fear.

And it works

I simply act as if I’m not afraid and move forward and I ALWAYS find that at the end of the task I was afraid of, that it wasn’t that hard, or that scary at all.

So who knows, maybe I’ll give up fear even after lent.  So far I’m loving life without it.



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