>> Thursday, 3 May 2012
This is a continuation from the previous post.
Most of us lack Datuk Edward Ong’s audacity. So how do we rewire our brains so that we act with courage even in times of fear? Here are some tips to practise, in ascending order of difficulty:
- Name your fears: Write them down and tell someone about your fears.
- Remain: When you feel like running away from a difficult situation, remain where you are for one more day. Everyday, ask yourself: “What am I learning about myself that I didn’t know before?
- Be bold early: Just do it. Do not overanalyze. Ready, fire, aim!
- Craft an impossibly big goal: Think of a goal you want to achieve, expand the scope, and shrink the deadline. Repeat this process a few more times until the goal becomes impossible. Now go do it.
- Final tip: Be sure to declare your impossibly big goal to the wider world. You are now pregnant. Now you’ve got to deliver.