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Do What Scares You

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Jamie Irvine

Founder & Owner of: Influence Revenue

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Blogging, Books, Business, Entrepreneur, Family & Life, Sports and Technology Writer


Have you ever had a really great idea that scares you?

It has been my experience that GREAT ideas that are scary are the very thing you should pursue with single-mindedness.

For example, asking that beautiful girl that you are head over heels in love with to marry you or asking your boss for that promotion you are perfect for. Oprah Winfrey was quoted as saying “there are only two emotions, love and fear” and if that is true, clearly fear is the emotion that is holding us back. The way that I have overcome fear is by asking myself three questions:

1. What is the worst that can happen if I try and fail?

2. What is the cost of doing nothing?

3. Will I always wonder what would have happened if I tried?

Right now I am scared of doing live video recordings for my social media accounts. This is a mystery to me because I have spoken publicly in front of audiences as large as 5000 with cameras recording the event.

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Eliot 

This fear is holding me back from achieving better results for my business. Recently I applied to be a guest on one of the top entrepreneur podcasts and it required a 60-second video. I’m glad to say that I conquered my fear, recorded the video, and submitted the application. Will my application be accepted? Maybe yes, maybe no, but the point is I overcame my fear.

Fear is a good thing if it is stopping you from doing something dangerous but it will also stop you from reaching your full potential if you let it. Don’t be reckless but if you have a great idea that will really benefit others then my recommendation is “do what scares you!”


Article Credits: Jamie Irvine

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

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20 Comments
  1. RahulYuvi 3 months ago

    very true ! fear arises out of Unawareness and Uncertainty..when we do what scares us, both these ‘U’s simply vanish !

  2. thePathFynder 5 months ago

    Truth!

  3. Very true.. Lovely post! 😊

  4. fifimcleod 6 months ago

    Way to go! Video podcasts are scary indeed. Maybe now I will have the courage to do so, too. I hope you get accepted!

  5. TanyaG 7 months ago

    Yes. Fear can do many things. I currently have a fear of video recording and performing at events. I know it is something I can do and people are asking to hear my blog writings. I am making this one of my to does this year. Thanks for sharing.

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      Jamie Irvine 7 months ago

      Tanya I have the same fear despite giving keynote speeches in front of a thousand people I’m afraid of being recorded on camera. Let’s overcome this fear!

  6. itstbrtime 7 months ago

    Great read Jamie.

  7. Pine and Turpentine 7 months ago

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  8. Fiammetta Cesana 7 months ago

    Great thought. Doing what scares us is the only way to progress! https://writingonartandculture.wordpress.com

  9. justifiedecstasy 7 months ago

    Lovely prompt to rise to the occasion.

    so much life awaits on the other end ,after
    crossing past our fears.

    • Jamie Irvine 7 months ago

      Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate you taking the time to read my article.

  10. george agak 8 months ago

    It’s like all this info was tailored for me. Thanks so much.

  11. Wow great read and sooo true. Behind every fear is the person we’re dying to be, if we don’t face it, that’s exactly the path we will be on. A slow painful death. Harsh but sooo true rest post

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