Fear is public enemy number one.

Hello everybody and welcome to The CTE Podcast. Thanks for tuning in. I’m your host, Andres Paniagua. This podcast is brought to you by Cafe Tres Estrellas. CTE is a small batch, craft-coffee roaster that specializes in fair trade organic coffee. If you need a good cup of coffee, visit them at cafetresestrellas.com. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get on with the show.
Most of the time fear is just a set of limitations that we put on ourselves. FDR put it best when he said “the only thing to fear is fear itself”.
Are you afraid of speaking in front of people? Does asking someone out on a date make your palms sweaty? Why? What’s the worst thing that can happen? What other aspects of your life will get better if you overcame your fears?
The power of fear is one of the strongest forces in the universe. It has the power to stop great people from doing great things. Fear of the unknown has put out more people’s internal fire than you could imagine.
I ask again, why? Aside from a sure thing, not knowing the outcome is the best case scenario. If you knew that things would turn out bad then not doing or starting whatever it is you’re thinking about would be the correct option. But not knowing means that 1) it could turn out in your favor 2) you could fix things if they go south 3) you could learn things if things don’t work out.
The fear of rejection and failure is stopping you from great things. You will never realize your full potential until you understand that rejection is possibly one of the greatest things that someone can experience. Knowing what works and what doesn’t  is the only way to make yourself the best you can be.
So that’s the show for this week. Thanks for listening. If you  have any comments or questions on the things I spoke about today, please leave them in the comments below. You can email me at andres.thectepodcast@gmail.com if you want more information about the show or its sponsor.

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