Why do I keep posting these small things? I’ve said it before, and I say it again. It’s about establishing this key habit of facing my fears. Daily. Creating the momentum so that when the big fears appear, there’s no hesitation. Or well, Not enough to stop me at least!
More to it, the small daily fears I face. They become a statement for who I am and what I believe in. I do what’s necessary to take me towards my goals. As long as it aligns with my values and beliefs of course.
AND EVEN MORE TO IT, the small daily things, they pay off as well. It’s like interest on interest. It adds up. It pushes me to interact and engage with people. It Pushes me to test my self in a workout context. It pushes me to learn where my boundaries are. It pushes me beyond my boundaries so that I fail. Not only so that I know where they lie, but so that I can learn from my (fail)experiences. It makes my life more fun, exciting and memorable. There’s no doubt about it.
I forgot to write about my little go-to-daily-fear-action I did yesterday. You see when I feel I haven’t faced any real fears, I have my safe bet I always can pull. I approach some people or person and just wish them a happy day/evening. Found myself in this exact very state yesterday afternoon. I can choose what level I want to be at by targeting people that look more or less intimidating. Yesterday, after having passed 10 other people I intended to approach. I finally saw two cute girls and approached them. Wishing them a nice evening. They smiled a bit surprised and wished me the same. A nice little moment. Nothing special, but I felt proud for doing it.
Point being – chose a fear facing action you know you can always pull even on your “weak” days. Keeping the habit going.
Routine #1 – Daily Fear Facing
There’s been this guy at work I haven’t said hello to in over a month. Yet we’ve run past each other so many times. Each time I’ve felt
“damn Alex, you really should have said hello to this guy week’s ago.But I can’t do it now after so much time has past. That would just be super weird!”
NO. EXCUSES. So today I just spontaneously did it as I was just about to leave the office. Super nice guy. We shared some common denominators and will probably have some future collaborations (In the context of my work). Identified fear. Execution. BOM. Reward = proudness and possible good opportunities.
Routine #2 – New thing
This was actually a fear push as well, but been so much writing about me facing my training fears lately so skipped this one. It became my daily new thing as I did INTENSE intervals at the treadmill. GREAT WORKOUT. Great. BUT FOR SURE A REAL DISCMOFORTFULL FEAR FACING PAIN IN THE BUT.
Routine #3 – The Daily Fail
Had a real fun workday. Dared to be a bit bold and gutsy. Fail to win! Now I didn’t fail in that context, but I did fail in my ability to focus on one thing at the time. Was a bit all over the place. I know that’s not the most effective way of working. I can do better. I will do better. Because I’m aware of what Im doing and I intend to improve!
See you tomorrow, Fear FAcer,