You know, I’ve always wondered why people like going to haunted houses intent on being scared around this time of year. I think I’ve got it figured out … PEOPLE LOVE FEAR! It’s true. There’s excitement in being afraid. We are always afraid of something, but as I mentioned in the last episode, that fear can either fuel you or rule you.
I believe the fear that rules and keeps you from moving is simply fear without enthusiasm. That is the other key ingredient for forward motion toward a goal. If you can harness your fear and find enthusiasm and excitement in it, there’s not a thing in this world you can’t accomplish.
- How fear and enthusiasm work hand-in-glove to drive sustainable motivation (02:26)
- REMINDER: your mind craves this more than the most addictive drug, and it’s why people cheat … (04:28)
- Back to your MindMap – Where fear and enthusiasm lives in the brain and why these sections battle for prominence (04:50)
- How understanding the power of these two fuels can make it so will-power doesn’t even come into play … (12:55)
Give in to your fears …
This is a really heady topic. And it expands upon one of the last points we covered last time. In that episode, I said fear is: (F)alse (E)vidence (A)ppearing (R)eal. And it is, because the thing you fear is always in the future. But while it may be etherial, it can still push us to achieve beyond what we would otherwise if we didn’t experience it, i.e., the fear of death after a heart attack leading to a new enthusiasm for working out …
Find a way to infuse fear into something related to your end goal, and let that fear excite you, driving your enthusiasm for what must be done to achieve your fitness and life goals.
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As always, you’re on the right path in your journey toward unlocking your inner strength, and I’m humbled to be on it with you. You’re stronger than you know!
- Kyle Newell