Tim Ferris, well-known author and speaker tackles our understanding of fear and how we should focus on fear instead of on our goals.
What’s the worst that can happen?
Often our imagination creates fear that does not exist in reality.- Seneca
It’s a good question and one that really does require examination. In his talk, Ferris contemplates change and studies consequence. When chance is injected into possibility, people often ward off change because they are afraid of inexplicable items.
From items that range from, should I end this relationship, move to maybe I need to take a break from work, Ferris asks you to consider worst case scenarios. What happens in 6 months if you make this decision? If you make this decision and decide to repair it, can you? What are the benefits of an attempt or partial success?Ultimately, what would life be like in 6 months if I made this decision versus kept up with the status quo?
Some of his studies steered him to interview and audit the practices of experts and how detecting specific elements permitted him to learn a trade with less training. A testimony to its best to go second, Ferris is able to extract experts winning moves for his own success.
In one example, he started training for swimming by simply studying practices from triathletes. He stated life-long swimmers simply couldn’t discuss the technique. With simple research, he went from 22 strokes to 11 to cover the same length. Now Ferris states, he’s an avid swimmer.
Listen to his talk and let us know what you think.