Every once in a while, someone comes along and “discovers” you, while you are busy on your daily routine. You can barely blink rapidly, trying to absorb what’s going on. You are challenged to decide whether to keep walking the path you are walking, or make a sudden change. A million questions pop into your head. Your current path is comfortable, it has slowly grown and given you recognition. And although it may not be a high impact path [at the moment], you can’t help but to regard it with a certain cheer.
However, the possibility of something new, of perhaps taking a great leap into the future, starts tickling your throat. Fear or excitement of those described possibilities can either freeze you into place, or make you decide to change your path [at least for the time being]. If and when you decide to change, one of two outcomes will take place: you either start slow but steadily in a defined direction (best case scenario), or you start second guessing your former decision. You are hesitant on whether there’s still time to turn back, or keep walking a path that is hazy, unclear, and fuzzy.
This second scenario comes around more often than the first one in human nature. In the early 21st century, us humans are still incapable of foreseeing the future. We can at best make an educated guess or prediction. Though probabilities are higher in some instances than in others, truth be told is that no one knows the real outcome of things beforehand. That, ladies and gentlemen, is what keeps us with a tiny bit of fear at all times.
But how to NOT let the fear dominate our lives and makes us fight or flee on site? We can only trust ourselves into having made the right decision. Into putting our best effort into the equation. But… what if things go wrong? What if you made a wrong turn back there, when deciding between staying at your secure, comfortable path and “leaping” into the future? The what-ifs in life that slowly drill a hole into our minds.
The Least Dangerous Solution
Set clear goals for yourself. As long as your mind and eyes are focused on what needs to be done in the future, all efforts will come in naturally. If what you want to achieve, or what others want you to achieve, are clear cut or measurable, then life becomes more focused. You can stop wondering around, second guessing your decisions.
Of course, this does not guarantee 100% success, but it does lessen fear, and make your actions more definite and calculated. Emotions boil down to measurable actions.