The other morning, I woke up early (4 am) in a bit of a funk. Normally on the weekend, I don’t wake up so early. But, I began to think about all the things I needed to accomplish that day.
Plan my tasks for the week.
Work on my finances.
Work on my Mentor+U launch.
Work on my new website.
Attend a conference I promised my friend I would come too.
The whole thing began to be so overwhelming. Terrible for a guy that’s an advocate of The ONE Thing principles. I just wanted to lay in bed and forget about it all. Some of you may know the feeling.
Most of my life I have had the fear of failing. It’s always there. So when I hit bottom in my marriage, career and finances I promised myself that I would never let that happen again.
Does living with the fear of failure always a good thing?
It’s not but here’s how I deal with it:
1. Own the fear. I know I am better than my fears. I know that I can rise above those fears. I also center myself around trusted people that can provide reassurance and empathy while feeling the threat of disappointing them.
2. Focus on what I can control. I identify the tasks or preparation that are in my control and focus on those.
So, yesterday I owned the day. I know I am better than my fears. I’m so glad I didn’t let my fears rule me. It’s ironic how one of the conference speakers spoke on disruptive innovation and how to activate our faith.
Here are some of the highlights:
1. Activating your faith requires courage. Most of us are afraid to try things because of fear. When was the last time you did something for the first time?
2. Activating faith brings results.
3. Engage in the spirit of innovation. How do you do that? Have a passion for people and meet with like-minded leaders and innovators.
What satisfies the spirit of innovation?
1. It awakens you to the fullness of life.
2. It gives you the faith to do things differently.
3. It helps you close in on new ideas.
So don’t worry about the past. You are better than that. We all want to improve and do better. If you are not sure how. GET WITH A MENTOR!
Need help? Let me know.
“A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top.” – Simon Sinek