The weight of the unknown can causes one of three negative responses fight, flight or freeze.
Freeze is horrible because it tricks you into thinking everything is okay while time eats up your chances for progress. Freezing leaves you stuck in the lie of the potential and fooled by the prospect of tomorrow. It teaches you in the school of deep thought but leaves no space for practical application. One day you realize that although the window of opportunity still exist you’ve grown too old to step through.
Flight is horrible because it is essentially your effort to drown out the noise of the weight of the unknown. Instead of dealing with it you take to stimulating your senses through listening to music, eating food, playing video games, physical comforting activities. You do this so much that the hope of your next fix becomes louder and more enticing than the possibilities of your next phase.
Fight is horrible because it convinces you that your effort is enough to bear the weight of the unknown. It tricks you into pouring all your efforts at an inaccurate target. It tells you that if you try hard enough and long enough all associated challenges will be met. It becomes your cause and consumes your goals. One day you realize that there has been so much effort but no movement and your exhausted.
The common ingredient in freeze, flight and fight is the issue of deception.The only requirement to deal with the weight of the unknown is the courage to take the next step forward. Refuse to listen to the enticement of procrastination, the temptation to go back into your comfort zone and misdirected aggression. You are so close! Strip away the deception of the unknown. Write your goal on a piece of paper then plan out specific reachable steps that will enable you to move forward.