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How to Conquer Fear in 30 Minutes

If you're anything like me, you probably overanalyze most major decisions you make and overthink just about every thought that comes across your mind. Every time I dwell on something for too long, a stream of negative thoughts and fears inevitably invite themselves into my mind. Over the past few years, I've discovered and implemented a simple exercise that routinely helps me get out of my head and headed down a path of precise action. This exercise is infamously known as Fear Setting.


So, what is Fear Setting?

I first came across Fear Setting while reading Tim Ferriss's bestselling book, The 4-Hour Workweek. In fact it was Tim Ferriss himself who developed the tool in 2004. Tim describes Fear Setting as "a safety net from emotional free fall". I couldn't agree more. This exercise has got me out of many tough situations before. It's been so useful to me that I want to add it to your metaphorical utility belt. Below I've included Tim's TED Talk on Fear Setting. Give it a watch!



Now that you've watched Tim's TED Talk, you're ready to conquer your fears! Below, I've attached templates that can be used to map out your Fear Setting journey. I hope you've found this tool as helpful as I have!

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