I know, it seems like it doesn’t make any sense. But actually feeling terrified means you’re headed in the right direction.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been going through a lot of change. I’ve had severe stomach pains. I thought I was lactose intolerant. I thought maybe I had a nut allergy. Sure, these could be factors. And then it hit me: I realized that change was making me feel uncertain and that was making me scared.
I could try to stop the change, but realistically, I can’t. I need to accept it. Besides, if I’m scared, it means it’s what I want and need to do because I care. The fear of failure is so palpable. So, terror is a sign that it’s exactly what I need to do.*
* Of course, if you’re in a dark alley, a war zone or facing a Bengal tiger, ignore this advice. Terror means “Get the eff out NOW!”