If you’d invested 1,000 in Bitcoin in 2008 you’d have over $40,000,000 today. But in all fairness you likely did not know about Bitcoin in 2008. Well, if you’d invested $1,000 a year ago today in Bitcoin that investment would be worth a little more than $15,000.
Nearly a year ago I personally told all of my closest friends about the success I’m having with Bitcoin and other crypto currencies. Only one leaped. And although Bitcoin and crypto currency has been on just about every major news outlet most people still fail to leap. Why?
Fear! Because people have been conditioned to be afraid to leap. To be too afraid to risk even a small portion of what little they already have in order to get something more.
That same fear is what’s prevents you from starting a business, charging what you’re worth, starting a movement, starting or leaving a relationship, speaking up, or standing up. Fear of losing what you already have.
I shutter to imagine what America would be today if Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and countless others had given into fear and been too afraid to start, too afraid to speak up, too afraid to stand up, too afraid to sit-in, too afraid to march, too afraid to go to jail, or too afraid to die.
It’s completely up 2 you. You can choose to have a spirit of fear, or one of power, love, and of a sound mind. Your fear of leaping will subside with practice. Bitcoin and crypto currency is just one way to practice leaping. There’s a plethora of opportunities to leap, start, stand, and speak-up.
Fear is not totally useless. Fear whispered in the ears of our ancestors ‘run’. Obeying that fear kept them from being eaten by dinosaurs. Fear of not making the mortgage payment pushes commissioned sales people to sell.
Fear is a good barometer to determine if you’re doing work that matters. Renaissance artist ignored the fear of starving to paint what they liked thus giving rise to the phrase ‘starving artist’, and Steve Biko actually died for the right to write what he liked. If you’re living on the edge, making a difference there ought to be something you’re afraid of.
The trick is not to get rid of the fear but to learn when to obey it and when to ignore it.
“…And so I’m happy tonight; I’m not worried about anything; I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord”…Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.