There once was a person who had committed a severe crime and was sent to the king for his punishment.
The king told him he had two options:
He could be hung by a rope, or he could take whatever is behind the big, dark, ominous, mysterious iron door.
After imagining the endless potential horrors that could exist behind the door, the criminal quickly decided on the rope.
As the noose was being slipped on him, he turned to the king and asked, “By the way, out of curiosity, what’s behind that door?”
The king laughed and said, “You know, it’s funny, I offer everyone the same choice, and nearly everyone picks the rope.”
“So,” said the criminal, “Tell me. What’s behind the door? I mean, obviously, I won’t tell anyone,” pointing to the noose around his neck.
The king paused then answered, “Freedom, but it seems most people are so afraid of the unknown that they immediately take the rope.”
Is there a big scary door that you are avoiding?
Instead of dwelling on the potential worst-case scenarios, what if you asked...
What's the best that could happen?
What's the risk if you don't find out?
Chase your fears - Fear hates action,
PS. Who is the first person that comes to mind when you read this? If you gave them a call to meet up this week, what's the worst-case scenario? What's the best that could happen?
PPS. Thank you and shout to NotSalmon for the perfect story