Hard Question 1: what are you afraid of...


Alright, alright, alright ladies and gents, boys and girls - welcome to a new weekly segment that revolves around helping YA + A's to ask themselves more powerful questions to receive better answers and live the life they desire

To kick us off, we begin with "what am I afraid of..."

What are you afraid of in your sport and life? What scares you? What thoughts bring a sense of fear...

Is it failure, not living up to your own or others expectations, not being good enough, not being liked, letting others down, or is it a fear of actually achieving the success you seek and then wondering what to do next...

To me, I'm scared of one thing - apart from spiders, I mean, what the hell needs 8 legs and millions of eyes? To me, I'm scared of not being good enough to take The Academy to where I desire to take it. I'm scared of not giving my all to these next generations and making silly decisions that will place the business in terrible situations. You kids are the entire reason that I exist - to give you everything that I have to help you defeat yourselves and achieve the success you desire in both sport and life

But the great news is that I've identified that fear, and now I can move toward it. I can show the courage in the face of it and not try to numb it or run and hide from it. And from doing this, I'm in a position of power, and you can be too

As you'll know, fear is the compass you should guide your life by as it will always be present. There's no such thing as "fearlessness", but we can aim to fear less, by choosing to show courage when the fear surfaces & facing it

Your life will shrink or expand in proportion to your courage in the face of your fears. The more you run from them, the bigger your fears will become, but the more you go into them, the more they will vanish like a mirage

So, what are you afraid of. Why? What is it about this thing that scares you so much? Is it really that bad? Can you use the FEAR SETTING exercise to help you see that it's not that scary and that the reward far outweighs the risk...

Could this thing you fear be the thing you need to do most - and can it be the life-changing event you're after...

Nick Maier