Thinking your way out of the FEAR, fear is an emotion no doubt about it. One of the strongest, oldest and hard wired. The media love to glamorise the rare downfall of the heretic who does not quiet make it. We are already primed to hear about the person who got into trouble, who lost his job, his house, his family, his happiness because he had the audacity to challenge the status quo. Since we are eager for this news we notice it the few times it happens. What is interesting about the people I meet who are engaged and are clearly heretic is that they have clearly talked themselves out of the fear I mean the fear is still there but it is drowned out by a different story, it is the story of success, of drive, of doing something that matters, it’s an intellectual story about what the world, or your industry or your project needs and how your insight can help make a difference.
I believe you can you can talk over the fear laying out a game plan that makes the fear obsolete, it is not about some clever tactic or a better way to write a memo to your boss, it’s about making clear to yourself and to others that the world is now demanding that we change and fast. Wait we need to stop again, it’s clear that the last riff is it going to be sufficient to undo a lifetime of having fear beaten into you? So stop for a second and think about this. The only short cut, the only technique or how too or inside info is by FEELING THE FEAR AND DOING IT ANYWAY.
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The only thing holding you back is your OWN FEAR, not easy to admit but essential to understand. I am here to tell you that your fear will never go away as long as you continue to grow, but the awareness is the key to making progress, when it all falls apart. It so common but it does not really have a name, I am talking about the people who struggle for years but never seem to get anywhere. This lack of traction is often most noticeable is small businesses, but you also find it at well meaning non-profits, large corporations and individuals. You work and work, following all the rules, pushing really hard, but nothing happens. All pain no gain.
What’s happening? I think people are getting better at following but are never learning to lead. They are following instructions, following directions, following the pack and honing their skills, but hiding, hiding from the FEAR of leading. When you start leading yourself, for yourself, the benefits increase, the work gets easier and the results are more obvious. That is the best reason to overcome fear.
Have you ever been paralyzed by your own fear?
Did you know that we fear public speaking more that death itself?
Did you know that the thing we fear does not actually have to occur for the fear to set in? We can merely watch the thing that we fear, for example, being criticised watch it happen to someone else and it in pretty easy to convince yourself the very same thing will happen to you if you not careful. On the other hand constructive criticism of course is a terrific tool. I will admit if I had to get a bad review my feelings would be hurt, which is about enough to ruin my day, but it is not enough, not enough to ruin my day as I know how to handle it!
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