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Step 1. Envision Your Future Self: Spend some time picturing a future version of yourself. Where are you living? What are you doing? Who are you interacting with? How do you feel? What energy are you emanating?
Step 2. Name Your Fears: With the mental image and internal embodiment of your future self held in mind, list what character traits that version of you has. List what goals that you is achieving, financially, artistically, athletically, values-wise, character-wise, career-wise, or in your love/family life. Now break down those goals, what would it take to achieve them that you are blocking out now?
Step 3. Set Your Intentions and Get Into Action: With a solid picture of your future self imagined, feeling very real and exciting, even exhilarating yet with that maybe impossibility in the pit of your stomach ?(step1), and routing through the impossibility to identify your fears, your future self being hard and honest with your current self, (step2), you are ready for action, to search and destroy the feat that is keeping you from becoming your future self. Now you’re thinking, huge barrier right? How can I act ? For this I recommend some sage advice from Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck “If you lack the motivation to make an important change in your life, do something—anything, really—and then harness the reaction to that action as a way to begin motivating yourself.”
Step 3b. Commit and Hold Yourself Accountable: Hold yourself accountable every day! I recommend using a goal-tracking system AND setting some guidelines with yourself to ensure you don’t let things slide.
Step 4. Repeat: Truth is… You will find after your first year that “Year of No Fear” is best if done every year! Why stop when you’ve just begun?