"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one."
- Elbert Hubbard
Fear In Your Head
What is the worst thing that could happen if you took a risk and failed?
- loss of credibility?
- career stagnation?
- loss of your job?
Let me ask it in a slightly different way...
...what is the most likely result if you took a risk and it failed?
- reputation as a bold leader in an era of ridiculously self-absorbed wimps?
- achieve breakthrough learning that leads to innovation and progress?
- a promotion?
If you decide that the secret to success is a different view of the world, you might find that your world changes in a very profound way.
Fear In Your Heart
Once we flip the anxiety in our head to a relentless passion in our heart two very important things happen:
1 - We become more relevant in the life of our organizations.
We all know the bold leaders in our companies.
They take risks, are constantly trying new things, aren't afraid of a misstep, and have the respect of their team members, superiors, and clients.
2 - We have a positive energy around us.
We see the world differently.
How About You
Does each day feel like an unbelievable opportunity to go for it?
Or, is the new day just "the grind"...another reason to moan and groan...and list the same tired excuses to why new things don't matter...why new approaches have no value...and that the world just isn't the same anymore.
Don't miss out. Change the lens that you use to see the world. Who cares if something doesn't work today. Keep pushing and learning and risking...
...and winning for your organization.
I'd love to hear from you.