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The scariest moment is just before you start

Updated: Dec 18, 2023

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The scariest moment is often just before you start because it's the point where uncertainty and anticipation can be at their highest. Whether you're about to embark on a new project, take a leap of faith, or face a challenging situation, the unknowns, and potential risks can create fear. During this pre-start phase, your mind may be flooded with doubts. What if it doesn't work out? What if I'm not good enough? What if I fail? These thoughts can be overwhelming and paralyzing, making it challenging to take that first step. However, it's essential to recognize that this fear is natural and shared and is shared by many people like. It often arises from the fear of the unknown and the fear of failure. The mind tends to amplify potential negative outcomes and underestimate our ability to overcome challenges. Once you gather the courage to start, you often discover that the fear you felt beforehand was exaggerated. As you engage in the task or project, you gain momentum, build confidence, and find ways to overcome obstacles along the way. The initial fear starts to dissipate, and you realize that taking action is the key to progress. Remember that many great accomplishments and breakthroughs have been achieved by individuals who pushed through the fear and took that first step. Embrace the discomfort, and

acknowledge your fears, but don't let them hold you back. Focus on the possibilities, the potential rewards, and the personal growth that can come from facing your fears head-on. As you gain experience and face more situations that require you to start something new, you may find that the fear diminishes over time. You become more resilient, adaptable, and comfortable with the uncertainty that comes with new beginnings. So, when you find yourself in that scary moment just before starting, take a deep breath, trust in your abilities, and remember that the first step is often the hardest. Embrace the opportunity for growth and push through the fear, knowing that the rewards can far outweigh the initial discomfort.

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