“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually
fearing you will make one.”
~ Elbert Hubbard
It’s become the norm to avoid our fears.
Why does this happen? Because it is easier.
How does this happen? I don’t know the science behind it, but it’s a real shame.
Avoiding what you dislike sounds like common sense. That’s not always the case however. When you avoid doing something because it’s easier but you know you should be doing it or that it would be of great benefit to you, you’re doing yourself a real disservice.
What can you do about it?
The best way to conquer your fears is to face them head on.
Don’t back down from them. Don’t avoid them.
Stand there, look straight at them. Rather than turning around and walking the other direction, take one step forward. Then take the next.
What’s interesting about facing fears is that it’s always that first step that is the most difficult. Once you’ve taken that step, the second, third and tenth all become much easier.
It may be one small step, but it makes all the difference.
What separates leaders from followers…and successful consultants from corporate slaves is that single step forward.
Take 60 seconds right now. Ask yourself, “what is my biggest fear? And how can I defeat it?” Plan on how you’ll make that happen and take your first step.
Before you know it you will have conquered your fear.