Fear doesn’t follow any laws of logic. Fear grips us, usually from a faulty premise we set in childhood. Sure there are things that could kill us that we are afraid of, but that’s not what we normally fear. We often fear doing those things that we need to be doing to contribute to our mental, physical, and spiritual growth.
Recently, while conversing with a friend, I came up with an idea…
“Let’s make a list of things that scare the shit out of us, but would be empowering for us too.”
So we did.
Now, I need accountability so this is where you come in. :)
One of the things on my list was making this list public, recording my results and posting them on my blog.
I want to spark a movement online… Scare your fears!
When we walk boldly in the direction that scares us, our fears lose their power.” <- Click to Tweet
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of being my fear’s little bitch.
So here goes…
- Fly on an airplane all by myself (no friends or family with me).
- Be sketched in the nude by a college art class.
- Learn to drive.
- Hold a live event at Infinity Park in Colorado and the Scottsdale Hyatt in Arizona.
- Earn $1,000,000 in one year.
- Buy a house.
- Write a screenplay.
- Be silent for an entire week.
- Ride a horse all by myself.
- Play in a physically competitive wheelchair sport.
- Hire a grammar tutor and learn what I missed in school.
- Do stand-up comedy for a large audience (100 or more).
Shoot a large caliber handgun.(Watch the video).
- Sing on stage at one of my speeches.
- Go to lunch and a movie, all by myself.
- Do an online product launch.
- Be a father.
- Create an ALL NEW keynote speech (new stories, activities, etc.)
- Go down a water-slide (albeit a small one).
Share this list and findings on my blog.
I know that some of these are going to take longer to complete than others, and some are going to be way more difficult too. That’s ok. The purpose of doing and recording these activities is not just for the selfish reward of feeling more bad-ass. It’s also because I want to set an example for my future children, “Dad faced his fears, and so can I.”
I want to know, what scares you? I’m talking about something that would be a positive and empowering experience, yet would make your heart race. Go ahead and leave me a comment below.