The cave you are most scared about entering contains the most treasure.
Make fear your friend. Not the enemy.
Did you know that you are born with only two fears? Do you know what those two fears are?
They are the fear of falling (known as the Moro reflex) and the fear of loud noises.
That’s it. Only two.
This means that all your other fears are learnt.
Think about that for a moment.
That fear you have about leaving your job or setting up your own business. Or that concern you have about travelling abroad on your own or entering a competition.
You would not have had these as a young child. These are all things you have ‘learnt’ to fear.
Do not let these fears become the enemy.
They are actually an indicator that you are on the cusp of making some meaningful change in your life.
Instead, think of fear as a guide and a beacon. As your friend.
When you do the thing you're terrified of doing, whether it's public speaking, asking someone out, jumping off a rock into a pool, or moving cities, and find that you don't die, it collapses your fears like a house of cards.
You effectively unlearn that fear.
Conquering fears not only broadens your horizons, but it makes you feel invincible.
This is important because anyone who has ever done something great in this world has overcome some fear.
So when you feel that lump in your throat, that flutter in your heart and like your body has been plunged into ice water, don't run. Muster just a little bit of bravery, because you're probably about to do something great.