So, let me give you a brief overview of what you will learn:
A way to conceptualise a safe way of thinking is avoidance of action, where a safe problem has no progression.
Examples of this include:
One of the easiest things for people to do is procrastinate. This is what we call an anxiety avoidance strategy, and we all do it in many different ways: by taking action on something else; doing nothing; planning; overthinking; and a typical distraction in the Information age has become Facebook or YouTube.
NOT ENOUGH TIME
This is another critical “safe” problem. There are 24 hours in the day and many people manage to do so much with their days and their time than others.
If saying you don’t have enough time is the “safe” problem, conversely the “risky” problem is working out how to make the time. When we really care about something, we will create time for it.
I’LL DO IT LATER
Later is not a place where anyone wants their dreams and aspirations to be. It doesn’t really exist, it's just an excuse to justify that we are honestly not sure if we can handle working out how to do something – whatever that may be – in this present moment in time.
WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN
A lot of people internally reflect and ask the question “Why?” in a situation where they feel stagnant. “Why is this happening?” is a bad question to ponder. People start to overanalyse their life and dig a mental hole where they don’t take any action.
On the other hand, “How do I move forward from this?” is a great question to ask for creating a positive mind frame for yourself.