Wednesday, May 9, 2012
What It Takes To Overcome Fear
I want to start by sharing this truth, because, there seems to be this misconception that successful people, successful business owners, successful executives, successful leaders, successful athletes, successful actors, etc. .. do not have fears. This is false. We do, but (yes, there is a but), an important distinction: it is not that we do not have fears, it is that we’ve learned how to face and embrace them!
Every time you aim towards reaching new heights, you will encounter fear. Reaching that next level requires you to take a leap of faith: whether it is leading your own business, leading your team, or leading yourself.
To be sure, there will be times when every step after that initial leap just fills you with fear. That is completely natural, and the most important thing you can do when you question your every move is to just keep moving forward. Don’t let the fear hold you back or keep you standing still in the same place. It is about pushing through.
Even taking baby steps will help you move past fear and closer to the fantastic vision you have for your life. Transformation can happen, both incrementally and in windfalls. To make any kind of transformation in your life, in your business, in your team, and in yourself, the most important thing you can do is to work on mastering your mindset, and especially, learn out to face your fears. This is how you will get past your fears and keep putting one foot in front of the other.
You need to stretch to grow; so, go for it: accept; face; embrace, and push through your fears to break through your comfort zone and reach your next level.