Do something that scares you – start today!
Why? Because the more that you do this, the less you will be scared.
Fear is nothing but a conditioned response to a stimulus. It is an emotion signal that you are entering into a territory that is unfamiliar. However, it can be controlled, and it doesn’t need to rule your life. It can actually be a very positive catalyst for you obtaining a trait that is critical to your business success – courage.
You only gain courage by doing courageous things. You don’t gain courage by reading about courage. You don’t gain courage by watching other people exhibit courage (although this may inspire you to action).
You gain courage by doing things that require courage. Courage is something that must be acquired on your own, by yourself, and no one else, and it is acquired by doing things that scare you.
It is obtained by exhibiting courage in a situation where courage is required.
At first this will be very hard, but the more and more you do it the easier it will become.
Why is this necessary? Because you need courage to live a meaningful life. I believe there is a correlation between the amount of courage that a person exhibits on a daily basis and the quality of that person’s life.
You won’t find true fulfillment without getting outside of your comfort zone.
You will not be able to build a business into something special unless you expand your circle of influence beyond those who you presently know.
You will not be able to grow your business rapidly, unless you learn new skills, take risks and make yourself comfortable with the prospect of failure and coming up short from time to time.
You will not be able to grow your business into something special unless you master the art of persistence.
In order to do all of these you will need courage. The first step in obtaining courage is to start doing things that scare you!
So do something today!