Outcomes are most impacted by fear. Our modern world is a risky place and evokes many well-founded fears. But these fears themselves create a new risk for our health and well-being that needs to be addressed.
once said “I’ve developed a new philosophy… I only dread one day at a time.” If only this were true for many of us in the real world. From transgenic food to industrial chemicals, from radiation to mobile phone towers, the new technologies of our modern world have offered us wonderful new benefits, which also pose a host of new risks. Some of these risks are physically real. Many are only phantoms of our perceptions. Both contribute to an undeniably real sense of worry and apprehension that extends far beyond the next 24 hours. So we must learn to be afraid for 24 hours and then have the will to fight for better outcomes. Easier said than done but there is a method to the 24HR Expiry on Fear.
Just tell your self, being afraid will only be reductive. Be afraid of that vs fear it self. If you make a decision based on fear, it’ll never have a good outcome.
I’m not talking about legitimate fears that exist to protect you, like fear of ferocious animals, fire, or standing on the edge of a multistory building roof without railings. I’m talking about the really pointless way to shoot yourself in the foot for absolutely no reason. Yes, it’s all about you.
Quit chasing fear; if you don’t, positive outcomes wont chase you.
A risk we choose seems less dangerous than a risk that is imposed on us. So we are ok to high risk jobs for other people as they seem ok, given they are part of a large company and are better documented etc. The information affords choice, although it does nothing to change the actual risk. So if you did it your self, you may have a chance at the same or better outcomes yet you choose not to do it? Due to fear. Overcome how you process fear to win at life.