We are all chasing something. Some of us are actively chasing things and others are only chasing it mentally. Many even deceive themselves into thinking that they have suppressed every desire they have. But the truth is that fear, pain, hurt, disappointment, depression and anger are all indicators that we want something different, something better.
I don’t know if I have all of the answers…in fact, I’m SURE I don’t. My wife will verify that. But, what I do know is that nothing changes for you unless you do something different. One of the great differences between successful people and the “regular” folk is the urgency with which they act. Some people just believe that it can be done and they begin doing it IMMEDIATELY, now. Some think about it and plan and plan and plan and plan some more. But, they delay getting to the goal. Why? In a word…FEAR.
5 Reasons Why You Fear & Why You Should Act Now
1. You are afraid of what people are going to say. (FEAR)
(ACT NOW) People are always going to say something contrary to what you are intending. Don’t let it seep in. Act now!
2. You are afraid of doing it by yourself. (FEAR)
(ACT NOW) OK. Then DON’T! Immediately begin to ask questions. Find someone who can be of service to you. Find a coach. Find a mentor. Find a partner. Don’t think about it. Get moving on it today!
3. You are afraid that you will fail (FEAR)
(ACT NOW) Yep, you probably will. But, then you have no idea what you are doing yet. You are supposed to fail. That’s how you know where to correct course. Did you realize that pilots are constantly correcting course? They are constantly bringing the plane back on course. Constant failure. WOW!! Again, don’t let the thoughts derail you. Go!
4. You are afraid that someone else will do it before you (FEAR)
(ACT NOW) Well, if you keep on sitting there being scared, they probably will. And you know what? Even if they do it first, SO WHAT!! Did you realize that people invented computers before Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were around? Who do you remember? You remember the ones that made it memorable. So, go make it memorable!!
5. You are afraid that your idea will not make any money (FEAR)
(ACT NOW) And you might be right. But then, if you sit around thinking about it, then that’s not making you any money either, is it? At least if you do it now and it doesn’t make you money, you have more time to correct course. (See number 3)
Life is uncertain. There are no guarantees. Well, that’s not totally true. You are guaranteed to never know the possibilities if you do nothing. How’s that?