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!
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Facing tough challenges
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.