Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Write down a major life goal you have yet to achieve or even begin to take action on. For each goal, write down three uncertainties (read: fears) you have relating to each goal. Break it down further, and write down three reasons for each uncertainty. When you have three reasons for your fear, you’ll be able to start processing the change because you know where the fear stems from. Now you’ll be able to make a smaller changes that push you towards your larger goal. So begins the process of “trusting yourself.”

(Author: Sean Ogle)


I want to write something truly great; something I can feel proud of whenever I see my byline.

Fear #1: I won’t be good enough.

  1. Reason: I doubt myself. There are no other reasons.

Fear #2: No one will see it.

  1. Reason: It hasn’t been written yet.
  2. Reason: I haven’t tried to make it appear anywhere.
  3. Reason: I’ll hide it because I’m afraid.

Fear #3: What if no one appreciates it?

  1. Reason: It’s not reaching the right people.
  2. Reason: I’m not listening.
  3. Reason: I’m trying to please everyone when I should really be looking to please myself.
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