Yesterday I watched the movie V for Vendetta. I watched it at least 10 years ago so I didn’t remember it, so it was okay to watch it again.
[Spoiler alert: if you haven’t watched the movie and you wanna watch it, jump the next paragraph.]
There’s a scene in the movie when V, the protagonist, puts a girl in a cell making her believe that it was the bad guys that were torturing her. It turned out that it was V the responsible, and all he wanted was to make her stronger, so she would no longer be afraid of dying.
We’ll, I don’t think you should go that far, but preparing yourself for tough times is a good habit. At least for a while.
Facing your fears may be the best way to put yourself in that situation to acknowledge that it’s not that bad after all. Let’s say that your main fear is that you won’t have money to eat. What about eating rice and beans for a few days? You’ll discover that it’s not a bad scenario after all.
Maybe, just maybe, this will be a way to face your fears and acknowledge that they’re not as bad as you thought they were. Then you’ll be able to take deliberate risks and do the work you were meant to do.