Apparently there’s an old Hindi word, used in the Old Testament of the bible.

Lots probably, but one particular one is ‘pahad’.

Which approximately translates to ‘fear of imaginary things’.

Not ghost, dragons, etc.

More that worse case scenario fear we allow to grow in our head about things we don’t fully know about.

We all have it at times and to different degrees.

When faced with new stuff.

The “What if it’s ……” that often bares little resemblance to what actually happens.

People often get pahad about what we do before they start with us.

“What if they shout at me?”

“What if everyone’s mean?”

“What if I’m the fattest one there?”

“What if they make me do something I don’t like?”

None of which are the case.

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But it still happens after people have started.

Each time they want to take it to the next level and make further progress.

Those little ‘What if?’ stories start floating through our / their heads.

So, next time you find yourself worrying about something you’re thinking of doing, remember it human nature.

It’s mentioned in the oldest book there is.

It has a name.

And you can ignore it – remember the the reality is very rarely anywhere near as bad as that ‘pahad’ says it is.

Much love,

Jon ‘False Evidence Appearing Real’ Hall and Matt ‘Face Everything And Rise’ Nicholson

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Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.