One morning I had a flash of inspiration. I realized that my worst regrets and best memories were directly connected to how I reacted to fear.
When I was paralyzed by a fear of failure, fear of the unknown, or fear of making the wrong choice, I would come to regret it. Alternatively, when I took action in the face of those fears I was rewarded for it.
Over time I developed a habit that reminds me to take action in the face of fear. I’ll simply say to myself, “step into the fear.”
It’s a reminder that I can control my reaction to fear; that the only bad decision I can make is indecision; and that indecision will probably lead to regret.