If you’re considering doing backflips on a motorbike, getting shot from a cannon, working as an assistant to a blind folded knife thrower, or procrastinating about doing your filing, cleaning your garage or taking on any challenge where you’re worried you might fail – then you might want to take a look at this vlog.
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Facing tough challenges
In the last few vlogs I talked about a way of dealing with your doubts. But there is one big doubt that you might have and that’s dealing with the physical, financial and emotional consequences of failure. That won’t be too much of a problem if your goal is to tidy the garage, it will be a problem if you’re trying to do a triple back flip on a motorbike. In this blog I look at why you might want to consider taking on a challenge that you might ‘fail’ at. In the next blogs we look at making sure it either doesn’t happen or we have it in perspective.
In the last blog we looked at about how easy it was to come up with reasons for NOT taking on a tough challenge. Time to take a break and use these techniques to get your mojo back!
In the last blog I covered how to get a sense of urgency – to help you to at least consider taking action.
In this blog I look at a mistake that you can very naturally make when you are weighing up whether or not to take on a big challenge. A mistake that can easily stop you in your tracks. Here’s how to recognise it and how to avoid it. (Spoiler - its about being too ‘rational’)
So there I was overweight, out of work, sitting on my Mum’s sofa eating a lot of fast food and watching a lot of tv in the middle of the day. I didn’t like where I was, I really wanted to change. The problem was, every idea I came up with seemed too hard and too risky. It was much easier to reach for another chip. I was stuck this way for weeks. Even months…
A few years ago I was looking to get into property investing. Feeling like a wounded penguin swimming with a pack of leopard seals I paid for advice from a self-declared, but high profile, property guru. I opened the newspaper recently and found that the same man now lives in a tent in a traffic island.
When I cast off from the shore of the Canary Islands to head across the Atlantic I was struck by the similarity this moment was to every other time I had gone out in the boat. And how I wished I had paid more attention to every detail of those practice rows.
This blog is about practicing. It’s not about a big challenge, its about an everyday one.