Asking myself, "What's the worst that can happen?"
Our biggest fear is of the unknown. When we're facing a challenge, we often shy away for fear of failure. Generally, we don't stop to work out what the consequences of failure would actually be - it's just a big nameless awfulness.
Forcing yourself to answer the question "what's the worst that can happen?" will often reveal that the consequences of failure aren't all that bad after all, which means you need much less courage to proceed.
I read about this idea in a book by Nicole Kidman's father, who's a psychologist. I found it made a big difference in my willingness to strike out and try new things.
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