How to Get Over Your Fears
Here’s why you should start telling your fears, doubts and insecurities to piss off. As the saying goes, “screw it — just do it!”
I can’t tell you how many people I’ve met who are so plagued by poor self-worth and anxiety about their future that they don’t bother chasing after their dreams or goals. They’re so afraid of failing that they let this fear control their lives, their day-to-day functioning. And so they spend years being yelled at by the bosses they hate because they couldn’t do the work they despise in a workplace that drains them of their happiness.
What if I told you there are two magic words that can solve all your problems?
And no, I don’t mean pointing a wand at your boss and saying, “Avada Kedavra!“
I mean: Screw it.
If you’re anything like my family, you’re probably shaking your head at me for using a ‘bad’ word. But hey, it’s not about the word, it’s about what the word represents: a way to get out of your own head and kick fear in the crotch to the curb.
Say “screw it” when that voice in your head tells you that you’re not good enough to approach that pretty girl at the coffee shop, and go do it. Say “screw it” when you feel like your writing is terrible, and keep writing anyway. Say “screw it” every time a negative thought pops into your head and makes you want to pause — or worse, step back. Instead, keep your chin up, smile on, and go for it.
The more you start saying “screw it” to your bad thoughts, the more they’ll be afraid of you. Not the other way around. So whether it’s writing a book, starting a YouTube channel, quitting your job and founding a business, or even deciding to settle down with the love of your life, don’t let your fears control you. Instead, control your fears.
Screw it. Just do it.