What would you do right now if you weren't afraid?

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I was watching an Oprah interview and in it she said "what would you do right now if you weren't afraid?" She said whatever the answer to that question is, do it right now.

When I heard her say that I thought about all the newbies who are trying to make money online. Fear is the biggest thing that holds people back. So next time you think your idea isn't good enough or it won't work, or you think you will never be successful online, ask yourself that question. And whatever the answer is, do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jinjinjk
    If I wasn't afraid of anything, I would give up my psychology and neuroscience degree by quitting school and start an online business with the money I have left in my bank account.

    But...I'm only a semester away from graduation so I should probably wait. :]
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  • Profile picture of the author FavoredPlus
    I would go into party planning and use the money I made from disseminating information on the internet to do it. I am naturally talented as an attorney, but my heart is not in it.
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  • Profile picture of the author JennSpencerIM
    Jump out of an airplane was my first thought!

    Business-wise...find JVs!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    I've always wanted to work one night at Chippendales.

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  • Profile picture of the author powerbuks
    I'll give my SAP interview that I have been postponing for days coz of fear of failing it....
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  • Profile picture of the author Riggs
    Thanks to this thread I just broke my leg attempting a blindfolded backflip on my staircase.
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  • Profile picture of the author LeeLee
    Exactly Riggs. Really irresponsible advice.

    Rob a bank.

    Commit murder.

    Commit suicide.

    All possibilities that are often stopped by fear.
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    • Profile picture of the author George Wright
      Originally Posted by LeeLee View Post

      Exactly Riggs. Really irresponsible advice.

      Rob a bank.

      Commit murder.

      Commit suicide.

      All possibilities that are often stopped by fear.
      Wow, I don't like your choices at all. Please reconsider.

      If I weren't afraid I'd reply sarcastically to some posts. However I'm afraid so I guess I won't.

      George Wright
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    • Profile picture of the author H.Miller
      Originally Posted by LeeLee View Post

      Exactly Riggs. Really irresponsible advice.

      Rob a bank.

      Commit murder.

      Commit suicide.

      All possibilities that are often stopped by fear.

      You took the post completely out of context. It was referring to online business and nothing more which is why I said if you feel like you can't be successful online ask yourself what would you do right now if you weren't afraid and do it.
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      • Profile picture of the author LeeLee
        Originally Posted by H.Miller View Post

        You took the post completely out of context. It was referring to online business and nothing more which is why I said if you feel like you can't be successful online ask yourself what would you do right now if you weren't afraid and do it.
        Sorry, I wasn't replying to your question. I was replying to Oprah's. I can think of a lot of things one might do that wouldn't be a good idea if fear was not part of the filtering factor.
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  • Profile picture of the author oyruhere
    I'd be nice to the dog . . . . on the other hand he'd only start worming his way into my affections. Oh . . he's so cute. I love him I really do.
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  • Profile picture of the author swilliams09
    If I was afraid, I'd move to my mothers house and get a job. I have to be brave every day and take chances or I'm not going to survive. I don't have a day job. This is my job.

    Outside of business, I would probably start dating again. Who needs the heartache when there is money to make?
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Is it fear that is really holding me back?

    I don't think so...

    Maybe lack of self-discipline...

    But fear? Not me...
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  • Profile picture of the author xavierfok
    I choose to spend every moment of my time doing my online business and with my family/girlfriend.

    I spend the rest of my time on transport listening/watching helpful videos to improve my life.

    I spend my time in school learning about hard skills that i can utilize in my business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Mitchell
    Dive off The Pulpit in Norway
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  • Profile picture of the author Crystal84
    This reminds me that several days ago, I finally post a free tool on this main discussion forum by conquering my fear and as a result my account was banned for 2 days then.
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