Fear of Succeeding...
Maybe tomorrow. ...
Sometime in the future. ...
I need it, BUT...
Sounds good, must try at some time....
I should do, BUT...
Any of this sound familiar? We’ve all said this, at times, haven’t we?
And what we recognise is our reluctance to change, to take the time to do what we need to do, to get what we want. Or to take the risk of being successful.
I know on many occasions, speaking for myself, that the fear of succeeding in something was greater than the fear of failing.
Failure can be glorious. It can suggest the qualities of courage and effort, with the risk of disappointment.
And then we can settle back into the familiar, the comfortable, content with the fact that we’ve made an effort, we've done our bit, had a go at it; so now we can relax, a nice, easy, comfortable option.
Success, on the other hand, can be a burden. In order to sustain it we need to be diligent. We need to become responsible, watchful, present to the needs of our new reality.
That means we need to be a bit serious about whether we really want to achieve our aim or not.
This is one of the reasons why people who make a million say it was simple; keeping it is the tough part.
There is a price on everything. Sometimes it’s money. Or it can be feelings. Or it can be a change of habit. Or it could mean missing something, or doing something, that we find a little bit uncomfortable and would rather not have to do.
So, we forget about the aspiration, and stay where we are. And that’s a fine thing to do if that’s your decision, and you can still make the most of your life, and live with it.
But sometimes the price of not changing, not doing what we know we should do, and could do, far outweighs the bit of the trouble we could have taken to make the desired change.
Change doesn’t have to be cataclysmic. It doesn’t have to turn your world upside down and hurl you into the vast unknown. Though many people find that the great advantage, as it brings out their abilities and talents that otherwise may lay hidden.
But change can be brought about step by step.
For instance, you may not be able to change your circumstances at this moment, but you can change direction instantly, at any time, and at any age, and often this has proven to be a very successful way for many people.
They change one small thing. They let that small change consolidate. Then they make another little change, let that settle, and then another one.
In a short time those small consistent changes solidify into a momentous overall change and force in their lives.
And the peculiar thing is that once the changes have been made, the aim achieved, you may very well regard it as having been ridiculously simple,
Keeping ourselves healthy and well should really be our first priority in life.
When we talk about how we live, we are really talking about how we use ourselves. And how we use ourselves, Or to use a more appropriate term, perform in life, is our choice. To exercise that choice we need to be able to access the resources, the abilities, and what ever talents we may have.
And they have to be on tap, available, for when we need them. That's why fitness, well-being, good health aren't just 'nice things to have', they're essentials. When you're out of shape, you're functioning at half steam. Your body, mind, and the spirit with which you live your life are being dissipated.
And that's a choice. And, as I said , you don't have to turn your world upside down. You don't have to try to change everything overnight. You can do it in stages, steps, small increments, and like a well-serviced savings account, watch it grow. And reap the benefits.
if this kind of thinking makes sense to you, you should be at the workshop of this coming Saturday at 10 o’clock in the morning.
It’ll take about an hour, or thereabouts, and may well be one of the best hours you have spent this year.
For clear details on what it’s about, click HERE.