The Key to Change
How often does some element of fear guide what you do?
Often times, we find ourselves focusing on what we don’t want, rather than on a concrete goal—what we do want!
I’m afraid of failure. I’m afraid of being alone. I’m afraid my idea will sound stupid.
What’s the problem with these kind of thoughts?
Fear alone is not actionable. Instead of being able to do something about our fears, it feeds on itself.
It drains our motivation.
It feeds on our willpower.
If you force yourself—right now—to create a goal you can get out of fear-based decision making and action (or inaction). Once you make that goal, keep track of what actual steps you are doing each day in aiming towards that goal. If you would like to further aspects of your education or your current base of knowledge in area you think could help your practice, write down tangible ways you’ve acted each day in obtaining that goal.
Did you add new resources to your RSS reader? Or maybe you simply reached out to respected industry peer for advice on something you need to take action on? Did you sign up for classes or a seminar six months out? Did you utilize a CAS offering that fits this area you’d like to see your practice improve on?
By making sure you set aside to focus on the important steps–or at least the first step–towards your goal, you are no longer focusing on an ambiguous fear. You’re no longer letting the urgent, inevitable day-to-day activities get in the way of what’s important to you in the long-term.
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