Henry Ford said, ‘Whether you think you can or think you can’t… you’re right’. He had a point. What is that little voice inside your head saying? Is it saying, ‘go o n you can do it’ or is it questioning your ability, wisdom or chances of success? That little voice can be the difference between success and failure.
So often I see clients holding back, afraid to try something new or different, afraid to step outside their comfort zones. Sometimes they fear failure but sometimes they fear success. But what is fear. Fear = False Expectations Appearing Real! In my experience the reality is never as bad as the expectation and frequently leaves me wondering what I was frightened of.
So if fear or self doubt is holding you back ask your self, ‘What’s the worst that can happen?’ What can you do to minimise the risk of that happening? If you have identified all the risks and taken steps to mitigate them make that voice inside your head affirmative. Tell yourself you can do it. Find yourself a mentor or supporter to hold the safety net and then go for it. The chances are there was nothing to be afraid of and you will have pushed out the boundaries of your comfort zone and be ready and eager for ever more challenges. As Sir Richard Branson would say, ‘Just do it’.
Why not share your fears here so that we can all support each other and help you to celebrate your successes?