Monday, May 4, 2015
Ask yourself questions before you try to turn a fear into a habit
On April 26th Seth Godin blogged that:
"To overcome an irrational fear... replace it with a habit.
If you're afraid to write, write a little, every day. Start with an anonymous blog, start with a sentence. Every day, drip, drip, drip, a habit.
If you're afraid to speak up, speak up a little, every day. Not to the board of directors, but to someone. A little bit, every day.
Habits are more powerful than fears."
That’s broader and much briefer advice than his post three months earlier on Fear of public speaking. On January 30th I blogged about how Seth Godin gave an incomplete solution for fear of public speaking. Here is the other part he missed.
His recent advice has the same problem as before - assuming that desensitization alone will take care of things. It might not, so it would be better if you also asked yourself questions about what is bothering you.