Uncertainty is a part of life, a part of business, and usually a part of big decisions.
Are we in the right career? Are we working at the right company? Should we get a job or try to stick things out as a freelancer? Should we finally start that business we’ve been dreaming about?
Overcoming fear is the only way to move past uncertainty, get an answer to these questions, and do great things.
The good news is that overcoming fear is easier than most of us think, if you take the right steps.
I recently spoke with Jonathan Fields, the author of Uncertainty to talk about what you can do to overcome fear and how you can do great things by making the decisions that scare you.
Watch it now:
What To Watch For…
You’ll enjoy the entire interview, but here are a few of the highlights…
2:00 — Equipping yourself to go to the place where great work happens
3:45 — What happens when we try to do something that we haven’t done before
7:15 — How to reframe your mind
8:46 — How to walk away from a high–paying job that isn’t right for you
11:00 — How to own your life and allow you to take action in the face of uncertainty
13:20 — How to optimize your brain’s power to overcome fear
16:30 — How to become more creative
17:20 — How to improve your personal practices to deal with uncertainty
22:00 — Why your environment is a critical factor in your success
25:20 — Why judgment is a good thing
27:40 — What you can do to maximize your environment
30:10 — How world–class performers use fear to create great work
The Key Takeaway
Our process for overcoming fear can dramatically impact the happiness and success we experience.
To put it simply: we will never have all of the answers. And it’s only natural to worry about the outcome of things we don’t know.
At some point, however, we will need to take action regardless of what we don’t know or haven’t done. The strategies Jonathan shares in the video above are great for that. You’ll find many others in his book.
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