In this world, there are two realms that we can choose to live in: the realm of predictability and the realm of possibility.
Living in the realm of predictability means you want everything under your control and are often playing not to lose rather than playing to win. You focus on the negative rather than the positive. You’re more concerned about the consequences of trying rather than the chances of succeeding.
On the contrary, living in the realm of possibility means you’re more focused on what you can gain rather than what you can lose. You’re in an expansion mindset. It’s not about staying in the comfort of what you have and what you know, but leaving it all behind to achieve something better.
So, how can you pick the switch?
Increase Your Capacity For Discomfort
“If you need the outcome to be certain in order to pursue a big dream, then you’ll never achieve it.” -Benjamin P. Hardy
It’s natural that people face anxiety and fear when walking into the unknown. However, learning to walk with those emotions rather than avoiding them or numbing them gives you power.
Ultimately, it is about building your confidence and self-trust. Rather than listening to the voice in your head that says, “You don’t have what it takes.” Hear the one that says, “Even if the worst thing happens, I still want to go for this.”
Trusting that you can handle whatever comes your way builds your emotional core, such that you feel at peace regardless of what happens.
Make Your Dreams Bigger Than Your Fears
“For many people, the power of their excuse is more powerful than their dreams.” -Robert Kiyosaki
At every level of success, you will be faced with new fears. However, one of the easiest ways to overcome them is to overwrite them with an expansive vision.
Author Jesse Itzler similarly said, “Make what you’re trying to achieve worth the pain.” Ultimately, you need to have a vision so powerful you simply don’t have time for fears or distractions. Focus on what you want to achieve rather than avoiding it.