Doing The Things You Fear

“The key to success is for you to make a habit throughout your life of doing the things you fear." Emerson


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“The key to success is for you to make a habit
throughout your life of doing the things you fear.”

On Saturday I ran my BluePrint annual planning workshop with
a really interesting and diverse group of men and women.

The careers and industries represented in the room
were very diverse:  technology, legal, HR, healthcare,
interior design & architecture, music & entertainment,
physical therapy, fashion styling, acting and even the police were represented.

The focus was on creating clarity for this year in the
context of a 3 year vision – personal and professional.

As usual, the group gelled really well and realised over the
course of the day that they had more in common than
they would have ever thought – regardless of their age, sex, career or background.

At the end of the day, as people were leaving, someone
made this comment:

“I just hope I don’t let fear stop me taking the action I know I need to take”.

And that’s 1 other thing we all have in common. Fear.

There’s nothing wrong in feeling fear.  It’s no weakness.
Especially when you consider that fear is just a thought.
A thought that may in fact have no basis in reality.

One answer is to do what the famous book says and
“Feel the fear and do it anyway”.

The key for the people at BluePrint to create their visions,
just like you and me, is taking consistent action – often in the face of fear.

Fear of:
– the unknown
– the consequences
– dis-pleasing others
– being wrong
– success
– rejection
– failure
– not being good enough
– not being loved

Yet the price of inaction because of fear, are the things we believe
we should be doing, being or enjoying

So maybe as an experiment this week set yourself
the goal of doing at least 1 thing every day that scares you?

You might be surprised at what you can do when you just take action.

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