Always Do What You Are Afraid to Do

What is holding you back in your life and business from achieving your goals? Do you know what you need to do and where to make changes, but you just can’t get yourself to act upon it? On my business card I have this Ralph Waldo Emerson quote:

Always do what you are afraid to do.

always do what you are afraid to do

When you were a baby you learned to walk even though it was scary and you fell down a lot. Then one day you walked a few steps and in no time you were running. Once you mastered the skill, the fear disappeared.

Being afraid of something that can improve your life, just means that you don’t have enough knowledge yet and is an indicator of potential that you should explore. The things that you are least familiar with provide you with the biggest opportunities to learn.

There is one caveat, however, this rule does not apply to situations that could put you into danger like jumping from a building or putting yourself in harms way. The rule definitely applies in situations that will lead to self-improvement.

So always ask yourself: “What is the worst that could happen, if I do this thing?”

  • Asking for the sale? You either get a yes or a no. If the answer is no, just move on. There is a website called www.goforno.com that encourages you to aim for rejections, because in between those are always some ‘yeses’ and you will feel less disappointed if you don’t achieve your goals of ‘yeses’.
    This video is a quick summary why you should GO for NO
  • Giving a speech? The audience can love you or put you down. Either way is a win. When the audience doesn’t like your speech, use it as a learning experience to make changes and improve it.
  • Failure is only an indicator that you still have to study more and go back to the drawing board.

Remember that obstacles are opportunities for growth.

obstacles are opportunities

 


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