How To Become More Fearless

Become More FearlessA decade or so ago I learned how to windsurf.  The first thing the teacher (Bob) taught me was actually not how to windsurf!

Bob first taught me how to fall down safely.

Bob showed me if I must land on my face, there’s a safe way to land on my face. Ditto if I were to land on my side or my toosh.

Bob’s goal: to remove my fear of falling – so when I finally was up on the windsurf, I’d feel safer to move freely  – and thereby take more risks and have more fun. After all, I’d know that no matter what might happen, I would have the ability to fall down safely.

Well, this same metaphor about landing safely on water also applies to living life here on land.

It’s essential to develop a strong sense of confidence in your abilities to handle surprise bumps in the road. Think about it. When you know in your heart that no matter what happens, you’re the type of person who knows how to land safely, then you’re more likely to take more soul-nourishing risks and have more fun.

YOUR ASSIGNMENT: Do you believe in your ability to “land safely” in a relationship, a job situation, a creative venture? Today write up a list of amazing qualities you know you have – so as to bolster your self-confidence to ride the waves of life – and to boost your self-assurance that no matter what happens, you’ll fall down safely.

Written by Karen Salmansohn (Founder)

Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.