Have you ever wanted something so bad that you feared losing it more than going after it? The other day while reading I was reminded of loss aversion. Loss aversion says that our desire to avoid pain or loss is stronger than our desire to go after joy or gain. Don't be one to prove this theory correct. Beat the odds.
Desire gain over pain. If something you want is challenging you or difficult to get let success fuel you into accomplishing it. Allowing the fear of not succeeding or losing the battle will weaken your passion. Weakening your passion will lessen your chance of a favorable result.
Are you thinking of applying for that new position at work? Go for it. What do you have to lose, not receiving a promotion? Maybe. If that's the outcome then you look at the glass half full. You will still have a job. Do you want to start your own business but afraid of failing at it? That's a valid concern but go for it anyways. The knowledge and experience you will gain in the process will be well worth it.
You have to push yourself pass your fears. Your desire to "fight to win" needs to be greater than your fear of losing.
Shared over a cup of tea,
...From My Thoughts To Yours, Jamara