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Fear Setting by Tim Ferris

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Fear Setting by Tim Ferris

A Framework to help you understand your fears

đź“— Framework details

The Framework Fear Setting was developed by Tim Ferris as "The Most Valuable Exercise I do Every Day" and presented in his famous TED Talk which gathered more than 5 million views. In a nutshell, fear-setting is a powerful exercise that allows you to define and face your worst fears, outline your next steps for preventing or conquering fears, and face the consequences of not taking action. You'll likely see that things aren't as bad as they seemed. With fear-setting, you must consider the cost of inaction—the costs of not making those important decisions—and create a plan to tackle those decisions head-on. You'll likely discover that things aren't as bad as they seem.

Use this Framework to focus on one of your fears and walk through these three steps:

  1. Define. What are the worst things that can happen?

  2. Prevent. How can I prevent them from happening?

  3. Repair. If the worst did happen, how could I fix it or minimize its impact?

The exercise is highly beneficial for anyone who needs help with decision-making and prioritizing goals. It helps you combat your worst fears, work towards learning new skills, and thrive in high-stress environments.

đź“— Next steps

  • This fear-setting Framework should take you about 30 minutes to complete.

  • Add your fear-setting notes to a Notion document or something similar.

  • If your fears are work-related, ask for support from an investor or your co-founder to help gameplan on how to prevent these fears from happening.