Monday Mindset – What’s behind the door? 🚪

Monday Mindset – What’s behind the door? 🚪

Monday Mindset – What’s behind the door? 🚪 150 150 Bryce Henson

My buddy Joey sent me this a while back and got value so know you will too…👇

A few years ago, a coworker told me a short story about a king, a criminal, fear, and freedom. 

The story really left a long-lasting impression on me. 

In fact, I visualize the door from the story in my mind almost every single day. 

Let me pass the story on to you — it goes like this: 

A criminal was caught committing a crime and brought before a king for sentencing. 

The king told him to choose between two punishments: 

  1. Hanging by rope OR 
  2. Taking whatever was behind an ominous, mysterious ironclad door 

Without hesitation, the criminal chose the rope. 📿

The king, not shocked, mumbled “everybody chooses the rope” while he ordered to have a noose put around the criminal’s neck. 

Seeing the king’s reaction, the criminal asked: 

“So… out of curiosity, what’s behind the door?” 

The king paused then said: 

“Freedom — but everybody is so fearful of the unknown that they immediately choose the rope.” 

HOW TRUE! 💯

I don’t know about you, but I believe that it’s unreasonable to be completely fearless— 

To reach a point in your life where you never, ever feel fear.

Life is too dynamic nowadays. 👊

Situations present themselves in a flash and leave you: 

  • Fearing how your trying will end in failure 
  • Fearing how you’re not good enough 
  • Fearing how your ego or reputation will be bruised 

The good news is, like many emotions, I do believe fear has its lace… 

AS A TOOL. 

You just need a strategy to face it so it doesn’t completely overwhelm you. 

If it does, you’re paralyzed…  

And you’ll most certainly “choose the rope”.  

When I’m facing the fear of a limiting belief, big lift, or business risk, here’s how I prevent the overwhelm: 

(I call it the triple B strategy!) 

I breathe to create space between me and my fear. 

Just a sliver of space — a moment of detachment — and, in that space,  

I bring awareness to the gift (yes, I said gift) that this fear is presenting to me, such as: 

  • Increased brainpower to focus 
  • Increased motivation to move 
  • Increased opportunity to grow 

And then comes the hard part: 

I barrel towards the fear. 💥

For you, it could be public speaking, joining a fitness program, launching a business, learning a new skill in a group setting, starting a difficult conversation with a coworker, ending a relationship —  

Whatever it is, remember that fear doesn’t have to confine you… 

It can be the thing that frees you. 😱

If you value freedom as much as I do, give my strategy a shot and let me know if it helps you out! 

Here’s to turning fears into freedom this year,

-Coach Bryce

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