This is a superb system, excepting that there`s one monkey-wrench in the mix, and that depends on your beliefs regarding the field of psychology.
- Do you believe that emotions are a unified whole, where what affects one part of your life, affects all the others?
- Or, do you believe that emotions are compartmentalized, where you can stop caring about 1 thing (that`s still very valuable), but care very much about another thing in your life?
But the same logic carries into everything else. Suppose you own a home, a car or two, nice furniture, good clothes, a phone, and have a job. It`s when you fear losing any, some, or all of these that you become more and more afraid.
Free-floating anxiety is a biochemical thing, where you haven`t got a specific "thing" you`re afraid of losing. So that`s different from the fear of starting a business. In this second instance, we often worry that by starting the businesss, we`ll lose a steady income, lose our ability to pay bills, and so forth.
So just stop caring.
Plenty of people suggest this exact solution. They propose simply ignoring the fear, setting it aside, or otherwise pretending it doesn`t exist. Alright, you don`t have to pretend. You can make it a fact. Just quit caring about anything valuable, and Presto!, no more fear.
On the other hand, is it possible to simply not care anymore about a business, but to care very much for your spouse, your children and family, your pets, your health? Can you target your apathy? I don`t think so....but maybe other people do.
Doesn`t "value" mean that you "care about" that value? So although it would be wonderfully convenient to just stop caring, wouldn`t that also mean you also would no longer value anything? How many people think you can start a successful business by not caring at all whether or not it becomes successful?
No, I think we have to contemplate that it`s one or the other. Either you care about life, and accept the wild rollercoaster of fear and excitement; or, you don`t care about life, in which case you have no fear....but you also never initiate anything risky. Would you agree? Is it that cut-and-dried?