Answering This Question Could Change Your Life Forever

Fear is the Unknown. Photo by Casey Muir-Taylor

Like the characters Hem and Haw in the classic parable Who Moved My Cheese, we sometimes find ourselves in a bad situation. For some of us, it’s unemployment. Others struggle with addiction or loneliness. The list of bad situations is a long one.

If we can trace back to what caused our predicament, it’s often (but not always), something we didn’t do. For example, we failed to anticipate change in the workplace. When our position was outsourced overseas we were blindsided and unprepared.

In the case of addiction, we self medicated with perscription drugs to grind out the work day instead of finding more fulfilling employment.

Loneliness can happen when we let opportunities to meet others pass us by.

But these examples are faux reasons. They are symptoms of a deeper issue.

Truth is, when we don’t know the outcome of a course of action, we often won’t take any action at all. Like Hem and Haw in the story, our fearful beliefs immobilize us. We would rather suffer (an outcome we know) than leave our comfort zone and venture into the unknown.

We could say fear is just shorthand for “the unknown”. And like I’ve said before, the final frontier for mankind isn’t space, it’s fear.

I’ll leave you with a question Haw asked himself during his time of crisis. It’s the turning point in the story. Answer this question honestly, and then figure out a way to make it happen. It could change your life forever:

What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

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Awaken Your Motivation In One Easy Step

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Act or Accept

Accept, in the context of this statement, it means to “tolerate” or “to endure without protest or reaction” the consequences of inaction. It means either you make your own future, or accept sloppy seconds – and accept it with a smile on your face.

For example, can you bravely accept the consequences of not exercising? If the answer is “No, I can’t accept the inevitable depression/self-loathing/high blood pressure that will result from not exercising”, then you must act.

You can ask yourself this question on a case-by-case, day-to-day basis. Act or Accept. It’s a good axiom to live by.

Action Proceeds Motivation

Another powerful phrase I want to share with you is action precedes motivation. You awaken the motivation inside you by doing something, anything, FIRST.

Wish you had a better social life? Get off the couch. Stop being so comfortable. A small action will break your stink-think mindset and create sparks of motivation.

Once you’re in motion, keep the momentum going with another action, however small, and so on and so on.

Sparks become a fire, motion begets momentum which in turn begets more momentum… until you become an unstoppable force hurling full speed towards your goal. Your success starts with a single act.

So go ahead. Make your move.

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