Why you are fearless and you don't even know it
Most probably, you pondered one of these things or all of them before you went to your first interview. It may have created some nerves, or made you anxious. Perhaps, you did the opposite, and sounded overly confident and a tad cocky, when in fact you were shaking in your boots.
That first step is fearless because regardless of whether or not you were afraid that you would not get the position, or worse still, if you did, that you couldn't perform, you jumped over the cliff and gave it a go.
Entrepreneurs are fearless every single day
As an entrepreneur, we do this every day. We never know if things are going to work out, or whether we are making the right decisions. There is often no right or wrong answer, just an experiment that could cost you money, reputation or time.
I often sit at my desk at 6am in the morning wondering what I am doing and why. I know the why - as I have an end game, a life plan and a business plan. But I do not always know what I am doing. I sometimes thrive when there are a lot of moving parts, and other times, it brings on the stress that quite frankly I would rather do without.
Exhaustion is part of the parcel
Unlike many other people, I mostly go home at night exhausted. I eat, take a long hot shower, and lay in my bed reading. I don't take calls or messages after 6pm, and I only look at my phone if I feel like tweeting or reading an article. I never ever check emails after I leave the office and definitely never do work on weekends other than what I call 'creative time out' and that is for pet projects or innovation. To me that is not 'work' but play. It's like having an awesome hobby that sometimes plays dividends.
Everyone is fearless in some way or another and if we recognise this part of ourselves, it helps us make more decisions that may have many different outcomes. The more you risk, the greater the reward. The more you put yourself out there, the more opportunities that come across your path. The kinder you are, the better you feel inside.
Wear your badge of honour
Being fearless is like having an internal badge of honour. Not being afraid of failing is a blessing. Being afraid but doing it anyway is even better. It puts that determination in your stomach that you need to push through any obstacle that may come in front of you.
Be fearless. Overcome obstacles. Challenge yourself. Care about others. Take risks that are measured. Be yourself and never try to be anyone else.