I was watching a video of a business consultation my bother (the lawyer) did with a local businessman recently. One of the things he said was that fear is always a bad value.
Sometimes people say that fear is good when it keeps you from doing dumb things. And that's true. But the point is that fear is never a good focus.
If the guiding principle of your life is to avoid making mistakes, you're not likely to have much success. Because the path to success generally passes through a number of mistakes.
Today, Ray Edwards wrote:
Iâ€™m no longer asking myself the questions I asked in the old days.
Questions like, â€œWhat if I say something stupid? What if I have broccoli in my teeth, or what if they donâ€™t like me?â€
Those are lousy questions.
Yep. Fear is a lousy value. Sure, don't do dumb things. But keep your focus on the positive possibilities, not on keeping the things you fear at bay.