Do Something that Scares You – Push your Boundaries
There’s something to be said for taking baby steps toward a goal with full confidence that you will likely achieve each step successfully.
In fact, it’s so effective that we’ll talk about it next. However, there’s also a time to push yourself just a bit harder.
Do something or set a goal that you might not achieve.
Try something that frightens you just a little bit.
For example, maybe you want to write a book but haven’t started the project because you fear rejection from publishers. There is nothing to stop you from self-publishing. There is no rejection like there is with the traditional book publishing process. We have other options now.
When you learn to face your fears, and do things that frighten you, you begin to build your confidence.
It won’t make things less frightening, but it will make it easier to face those fears with confidence.
The more you face the things that frighten you, the better you will get in doing them and they won’t seem so bad after a while.
Videos: I’m not comfortable with doing videos and I often talk myself out of doing them but I do know that with video your blog and your message gets out to more people. More people equates to more traffic and visitors to your site.
Three Important Steps You Can Take to Overcome Fear:
- Identify what you are afraid of.
- Realize that the fear is just something you’ve created to get in your own way.
- Determine what benefits you will receive once you overcome the fear and move on.
Now once you’ve accomplished the three steps above, don’t let those fears prevent you from your end goal that you have decided for yourself.
One thing I have found that helps is to make your plans public so you will hold yourself accountable for the new tasks ahead that you have planned for yourself.
A great example is my Weight Loss Facebook Live Videos on Thursdays, which are my weigh-in days. I am happy to say that in 3 months I’ve only missed one weigh-in video and that was just the other day (July 20, 2017). Had some life issues get in the way but I’ll be back on track this week. If you missed it, here is my last video I did on my Weight Loss Journey – Keep Me Accountable.
Wishing you a productive and awesome week ahead.
Don’t forget to share with your friends and associates and I thank you.