This One Thing Could be Standing in the Way of You Setting and Achieving Big, Scary Goals
Ghouls and goblins and mummies in the night. . .
How about a goal that makes you go, ‘Eeek’!!!?
The great teacher Bob Proctor says:
“If a goal doesn’t excite and scare me at the same time,
I know it’s not big enough. “
He also adds that if your goals don’t scare you, you’re not moving forward, you’re going sideways. What a cool analogy. And if you’re not the fraidy-cat type who gets scared easily, think of it this way. Do you have something right now that you are thinking about or working on that is taking you into the unknown? That will make you learn and grow? It doesn’t have to be an incredibly massive life-changing project. What about a new position in your job, a new project at home, a new relationship, a new trip, a new class, a new hobby, a new habit? Even getting rid of an old habit can be scary as all heck. But, so incredibly worth it.
Think about it this way. Take a minute right now and think of people who you admire. It could be anyone – it could be people you know personally or celebrities and famous people. What is the common denominator in all of them? Most likely, they all came from different backgrounds, they are in different fields, and they have different personalities and talents. So what is it? Do you want to know what they all have in common? How they got to where they’re at and achieved what they have? The answer is that they all went into the unknown. And they all learned along the way and grew as they went.
I know what you’re thinking right now. It’s the word ‘But’. You’re saying, ‘But, I’m different.’ ‘But, I’m not smart enough, young enough, old enough, skilled enough, (fill in the blank) enough to achieve big goals.’ ‘I didn’t come from the right background.’ ‘You don’t know what my childhood was like.’ Etc. etc. etc. Banish the word, ‘But’! You don’t need it. This word holds us back. Wipe it from your vocabulary and find out how you ‘CAN’.
The biggest obstacle that could be standing in your way right now from going after that goal is your lack of confidence. It’s thinking that you can’t. What you might not realize, though, is that confidence can be learned. We usually have this misconception that a person is either born with confidence or they aren’t. Or that if a person wasn’t lucky enough to acquire confidence when they were a kid, they’re out of luck now. That’s just not true. And this is one of the reasons I’ve become so passionate about this subject. Because I’ve learned that things like confidence and strength and faith in your abilities can be developed.
You can teach yourself these skills. You can acquire them and it can begin to make huge positive differences in your life. It doesn’t happen overnight, but it’s not hard work either. It’s just different, since we weren’t taught these things in school, for example. If you want to learn more about this, contact me and I’ll send you a quick self-survey you can fill out. I’ll then return a customized sheet with tips you can start using right away.