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Do you have a desire to try something new or achieve a lifelong dream but can’t muster up enough CouRage to give it a try? At the beginning of the movie “The Mighty Macs” the woman asks two questions that I will never forget:
Could I deal with rejection and temporary pain
Should I suffer a life filled with regret because I was afraid to take the risk?
I can think of numerous times that I tried to talk myself out of trying something new because I feared negative feedback, failure or embarrassment. I have learned that these brief moments of feeling uncomfortable are well worth the satisfaction and confidence you experience by working toward something you LOVE.
I have been running my Letter Block Shop business for almost 4 years now. I can honestly say that majority of the days I LOVE what I do and get excited to watch how much it has grown. It is only a handful of days per year that I actually experience the “not fun/uncomfortable” stuff. Wouldn’t you say it is well worth it? The good days definitely outweigh the bad!
So, what are you waiting for? Don’t live a life filled with regret! Take the risk and start Living-It today!
Many times when we start off towards a goal or dream, it is because we are unsatisfied with some area in our life. It may be that we have failed miserably and are hoping to make a change. Misery after all, can be a GrEaT mOtiVaTor. If that is the case, then, how can we gain confidence if we don’t have many successes under our belt?
I have found the best way to RacK uP sUcCeSs is one small step at a time. This is really important because success breeds success. How do you do this? By setting a goal that is just at the end of your fingertips. Something small and attainable, but also something that is going to require you to do something that you haven’t already done. Then, as you begin to experience success you can little by little set bigger goals.
Don’t overlook the PoWeR of achieving a small goal! I originally would look down on setting small goals. They didn’t seem challenging enough to me, so I never set any. My goals were always BIG ones that had no guarantees and were much riskier. They were also few and far between. This was a huge mistake because I missed out on laying a foundation of successes.
If your goal is to get organized, don’t think that organization means spending an entire Saturday getting your messy space organized. Your small step of success may be to spend 15 minutes a day on that project. Each time you spend 15 minutes towards this goal, you have chalked up a success. Do this for seven days and you have seven successes tallied up! Maybe you are far from seeing that space organized, but you getting closer to your goal and are developing CoNfiDenCe because you are experiencing success.
This approach allows you to succeed every day. What are the small steps you can take beginning today?
Enjoy Your Small Successes Today!
P.S. Today’s post is an excerpt from a book I’m currently writing on my path to peace with food. I’m writing this book in conjunction with our six-month challenge. Thanks for the inspiration!