The Heroine’s Journey Club

Behavioral economists, who look at how people make choices, are well aware of the fact that we tend to choose the thing that feels most desirable in the present and postpone a harder or riskier choice until the future.

Fortunately, they have also noted ways that people work around that. One solution is to precommit, that is to take an action that requires you to make that more difficult choice now.

Precommitment is also an excellent strategy for circumventing fear. When you book a Heroine’s Journey now you can’t talk yourself out of it. You are precommiting yourself to something that felt scary. That way, when the time comes, if your brain’s limbic system urges you to put off the Heroine’s Journey, you would no longer have the option.

Throughout the Heroine’s Journey there are many ways you can precommit to circumvent your fear: schedule a Heroine’s Journey three months in the future because that far away it won’t seem so scary, register for the Heroine’s Journey Club where you meet Peter and his team and other heroes before you make your Heroine’s Journey.

Don’t commit if on every leve you question the decision, but do commit if in your heart you know your course is right and it is only fear that is making you waffle.

 

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