January 10, 2022

The other side of fear

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I was watching a National Geographic documentary that featured Will Smith, the actor, exploring remote and inhospitable places on earth. One trip was to 1,000 metres below sea level near the Bahamas in a bathyscaphe. He was clearly a bit anxious about the dive and said, “My grandmother used to tell me, ‘God placed all the good things in life on the other side of fear’.”

As we enter 2022, many people’s minds turn to the changes they want to make, and yet so many people don’t make those changes.

Why?

I think it is often because those changes are on the other side of fear, or at least discomfort.

Doing something differently, or even just thinking about it, is often uncomfortable and even fearful.

But, the only way to change is to start doing something differently.

So…

You will only change to the extent that you can tolerate the initial discomfort and fear.

What do you want to change now, at the start of 2022?

Perhaps you need to tolerate the discomfort, feel the fear, and do it anyway?

Will you?

My best wishes, Paul

Paul Matthews

CEO and Founder of People Alchemy

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