Thursday, August 1

What Fear Can Teach Us. That’s the title of the TED Talk below, in which Karen Thompson Walker discusses how fear can trigger great creativity and we can use that to our advantage.

Our fears make us create stories. We tell ourselves wild tales of what might happen. We ask ourselves, “What happens next?”

Humans are the only creatures capable of thinking about the future in this way. We create the stories of what might happen if our fears come true. As she says in the video, we are the authors of our stories.

But, she also points out that we are the readers of our stories. And how we choose to interpret them can have a profound effect on our lives.

Do you have irrational fears? Do you have rational fears that you have trouble managing? You don’t have to live without fear, but learning to read it properly and manage it can change it from negative to something you can use to your advantage.

She points out that many successful business leaders use something called “productive paranoia.” And they use their fears to prepare for the worse and be ready for any situation.

I think that’s something we can all learn from. Recognize your fears. Remember that you are the author and the reader of the story that comes from them. Use that story to your advantage. Take charge of your fears and make them work for you!

Watch the whole video for more ways to better read and understand your fears. And thanks Leara for the tip on this video!

Workout for Thursday, August 1
20 min AMRAP
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6...
Rounds of Cindy
Bike 1.0 km

1 Round of Cindy is:
5 Pull Ups
10 Push Ups
15 Air Squats

CrossFit 616