Fear is a Sign
Think for a moment about some of the things you’ve never done before. Maybe you’ve never gone skydiving, never started a business, or never asked for a raise at your current job.
Whatever they are, imagine going out and actually doing them for a moment.
Were you afraid of doing them before I asked this question?
I’m betting not, and that’s probably for one of two reasons: either you think they would be easy to do, but you have no interest in doing them, or else you’ve never seriously contemplated doing them at all before.
When we think about doing something new, it’s natural to be at least a little bit afraid. Sometimes that fear comes out as nervousness; other times the fear can be downright paralyzing.
And that fear is a sign.
It’s a sign that at least a small part of us actually wants to be doing whatever it is we’re contemplating doing. (It can also be a sign that we believe we may be forced to do that thing, even though it’s not something we would choose to do of our own accord.)
So if there’s something out there that you’ve given some thought to that ignites a little spark of fear in your heart, take some time to investigate further.
It could be your mind and body trying to point out something that’s worth exploring further, and maybe even doing once you’ve done a little preparation work.