I’ve been really enjoying the new series of SAS: who dares wins.
I find it fascinating to watch. To see how far the participants can push themselves.
And I love hearing the stories from the actual SAS guys about the mindset you need to have to be able to do what they do.
They talk a lot about fear.
About how the only way you can get past that fear is to face it. To take action. To just push through it.
And I think that’s pretty good advice for life in general.
It’s too easy to let fear hold us back.
To wait until we don’t feel so scared.
To wait for the fear to go away.
But the thing is, very rarely will it just go away on it’s own. The only way to get past fear is to face it head on.
Take away its power!
This quote from Eleanor Roosevelt says it pretty well for me.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
Now, in our day to day life we won’t be facing the kind of fears that the SAS face – I hope!
But we can still apply that same mindset to our daily lives.
What are you missing out on because of fear? What project or dream are you too afraid to get started on?
Take a minute to stop and look that fear in the face.
Really, what’s the worst that could happen?
Who knows what amazing experiences are waiting for us, if we just take a deep breath and push past the fear.
Go and do the thing you think you cannot do!