Nobody knows exactly what the future is going to look like.
But in some cases, we can see what is coming up on the horizon and prepare for it.
That is exactly why I just shaved off 99% of my hair.
As I’ve previously written, I’m slowly getting older (actually, come to think of it, I’m getting older exactly as fast as everyone else…).
And one of the results of this is that my hairline is receding, even though I can’t see it happening.
So I decided that instead of getting worried about what this might look like in the future, I could time-travel into the future and see what it could look like for myself. So I shaved my head to see what I will look like when it eventually disappears.
As a matter of fact, I don’t think it looks too bad.
The question to you is, what future could you make less scary by jumping straight into it?
Could your team overcome the fear of your product being “not ready yet” by releasing an alpha version and getting preliminary feedback?
Could you overcome your fear of public speaking by going to an improv workshop?
Could you overcome your perfectionism by releasing one paragraph of your book as a blog post?
It is all possible. And usually once you do it, it’s not nearly as scary as you thought it would be.
Have a great weekend.
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