What is Fear Setting?
"I do an exercise called “fear-setting” at least once a quarter, often once a month. It is the most powerful exercise I do."
It's a structured reflection exercise to help you make decisions when fear is holding you back and distorting your thinking.
It is a good alternative exercise to traditional goal setting.
Why use Fear Setting?
“We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.”
Stoic philosopher Seneca the Younger
This is a great exercise to use when faced with a decision you fear. The exercise can help you realise that the fears in your head are not as bad as reality.
How does it work?
Fear-Setting has three steps, each with a different purpose:
- Put your fears under a microscope
- Consider the potential benefits of taking action
- Consider the consequences of inaction
Fear Setting can be done as a self-reflection activity, part of a coaching conversation or works great as a team activity.
My free coaching mentoring can help you practice this exercise and more: