Recently, I received the below email, and it reminded me of my inspiration for writing How The Fierce Handle Fear.
How the Fierce Handle Fear was a great read. Like you, I don’t ever what to have any ‘regrets’ which is indeed scarier than fear. Thank you for your words of wisdom, inspiration and the courage to fight fear. I am staying fierce! Best regards, Paula
I wrote How The Fierce Handle Fear to share my tactic of overcoming fear: focusing on regret. I am naturally fearful but now I fear regret rather than the downside of what I am pursuing.
I used to talk myself out of taking a risk by focusing on the negatives that can happen. Now I focus on the regret of not trying. I replace one fear (fear of failure) with another (fear of regret). This was how I overcame fear to change careers (from classical piano to consulting to recruiting to acting to corporate HR). This was how I overcame fear to leave a corporate career and start a business. This was how I overcame fear to write How The Fierce Handle Fear with the likes of Donald Trump, Jack Canfield, and Pamela Slim.
You might not ever feel 100% ready. I never did when I took big leaps. But I don’t have any regrets. Do you have big moves you’re thinking of making? Will you have any regrets if you don’t?