Tim Ferris: Why you should define your fears instead of your goals [ENG]

By accident, I found the second TED talk of Tim Ferriss…. To be honest, I haven’t followed him much during the last years, but the presented approach of fear-setting is an idea worth spreading…


The hard choices — what we most fear doing, asking, saying — are very often exactly what we need to do. How can we overcome self-paralysis and take action? Tim Ferriss encourages us to fully envision and write down our fears in detail, in a simple but powerful exercise he calls „fear-setting.“ Learn more about how this practice can help you thrive in high-stress environments and separate what you can control from what you cannot.



  • Stoicism: An operating system for thriving in high-stress environments, for making better decisions.
  • Premeditatio malorum. This is visualizing the worst-case scenarios, in detail, that you fear, preventing you from taking action, so that you can take action to overcome that paralysis.

Excel template

  • Excel template… Let’s keep it simple. .XLSX-template for fear-setting… Fearsetting.xlsx


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