Making significant changes in your lifestyle is difficult. Fear can be a huge road block on the road to success. Let’s break it down into two categories; the fear of what is known, and the fear of what is unknown. Being out of shape is discomforting, and the fear of staying the same is usually a part of a person’s motivation for making a change. This type of fear is known. We know what it feels like to be out of shape, and are familiar with that feeling. Being complacent with how you feel, and the “couldn’t get much worse” feeling is dangerous to the process of change.
The even greater fear is that of the unknown; a feeling we are not at all comfortable or familiar with, and this type of fear cripples progress. This includes the fear of failure. If you are too comfortable and accepting of the fear of staying the same, or are too afraid of the unknown, then you won’t be successful. The greatest impact can be made by familiarizing, or eliminating the fear of the unknown. You don’t know what could happen if you don’t try, so why would you let that get in the way of doing what needs to be done.
How do you eliminate the fear of the unknown? Easy, you start making changes, and doing things you have never done before to get experience! To sum it all up, “to be someone you have never been, you must do what you have never done.” (-unknown)