If you are allergic to peanuts, the logical response is to stay away from the offending beasts.
In such a situation, exposure is extremely dangerous and I know a few people who have an epi-pen on hand in case they have an allergic reaction.
However, recent research suggests that a small level of exposure to peanuts over a long period of time make the body more resistant to the effects.
Think about that for a moment.
Something is dangerous.
Logic says, “stay away!”
But with exposure, resistance builds, taking away the power of the peanut.
Your fears are like peanut allergies.
It seems logical and reasonable to stay away from the things that you are afraid of.
“I can’t start a business, what if it fails?”
“I can’t commit to a relationship, the pain of rejection is too great.”
“I can’t run a marathon, I might not be able to finish.”
What if, instead of running away from your fears, you exposed yourself to small doses of failure, rejection and pain?
What if you realised that it didn’t kill you?
What if you built your resistance to those things that are holding you back?
What if you went on to change the world?