Conquer your fears by rehearsing your worst-case scenarios.
Tim Ferriss believes that facing your fears prepares, conditions, and desensitizes you to horrible situations so you can deal with them if they happen. He rehearses his worst-case scenarios, and when he has survived sleeping outside for a fortnight or living off only rice and beans, he feels happier and less fearful. Tim wants everyone to realize that their well-being is independent of having an excess of money. It then becomes easier to take ‘risks’ and say ‘no’ to things. Suffer a little regularly, and you often cease to suffer.
- Imagine you had lost all your money and possessions.
What would life be like then? How would you survive?
- Do something you would need to do to survive in that scenario for 3-14 days.
Sleep in a sleeping bag on the floor or outside. Wear cheap shirts and a single pair of jeans for the entire time. Use a service where you live in hosts’ homes for free. Eat only instant oatmeal and/or rice and beans. Drink only water and cheap instant coffee or tea. Fast and consume only water. Access the Internet only at libraries.
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