What is the worst that can happen?

Take the thing you are most of afraid of doing–that blog post you refused to ship, your business proposal you’ve spent months preparing, getting ready to take the Bar or MCAT’s–if you were to fail, what is the worst that could happen?

Write it down, in great detail everything that could possibly go wrong. On paper with purpose.

Chances are it isn’t as bad as you originally thought. Yeah, you might be fired or have to start over. Money, time, resources might be spent.

But when we take the emotion out of it, when we decide to dance with our fears, it turns out that the worst that could actually happen is not as bad as what we imagined.