I firmly believe that the quality of our life is simply a reflection of the quality of the questions we ask ourselves. This stands true in our personal life to gain self-awareness, in business to better maximize an opportunity, and in conversation when strengthening our relationships with others.
The reason that matters is because our minds immediately go to work to respond to the questions we’re asked. So if we ask a good question, we come up with really good responses that then drive our decision making and behavior.
So let me ask you a good question: If you had no fear, what would you do?
Fear is one of the greatest limiting factors in our lives. It keeps us from even considering doing the things that would be healthiest for us, make us feel most fulfilled and alive, and bring us the most joy. Fear is an evolutionary protection system to keep us out of danger but these days it gets in the way more often than it helps.
But let’s think beyond that - If you had no fear, what would you do? Would you change the dynamics in a relationship? Would you quit your job and go full-time on a passion project? Would you move towns and go somewhere you’ve always wanted to live?
And don't limit your thinking to only consider things that you know you’d succeed with. It’s the uncertainty of success that is causing the fear in the first place, if there were certainty there wouldn’t be fear. So allow yourself to dream big.
Let me answer the question for myself as an example. If I had no fear, I would get way more aggressive in the way I try to grow this podcast. But I have a fear of making bad financial decisions and investing in the wrong things. And I fear that I would be viewed as disrespectful, salesy, or pushy if I forcefully tried to get my podcast in front of new people without them expressing an interest.
See what that question opened up for me? More self-awareness on what I want and what’s holding me back from getting it, and now I can do the work to overcome it.
So let me ask you the question again - I want you to really sit with it, and answer it for yourself.
If you had no fear, what would you do?