A couple of months back I wrote an article about a dead cat. You may remember it as the one where I talked about Schrodinger’s cat and how our little feline friend can be used to inspire and push ourselves to reach outside of our comfort zone and grab life by the balls.
Well, this is kind of like a sequel.
You see, most of us are too afraid to find out if the cat is dead or alive. The questions we want to ask frighten us to the point of extreme inertia. We just stand there, lost in a state of confusion.
It could be the fear of ridicule – worried about what others may think of us or it could even be a fear of success – imagining the possibility of a future that is vastly different than what we currently know.
Yet, we are all tough enough to deal with the consequences, regardless of how disastrous they may seem. So what if an important request is turned down – we gave it our all. That is all you can ever hope to do.
Realistically though, the chances are that by asking scary questions, the answers themselves are likely to be filled with positivity and reward.
Take the three questions in this article. They have terrified all of us at some point, but why?
Why is it scary to ask someone out on a date? Why is it scary asking your boss for a pay rise or a promotion? Why is it scary asking someone for help?
The short answer is that it isn’t. We’re just a big bunch of wimps.
So stop being a big sissy and deal with it.
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