Stop avoiding the challenge in front of you and take action

written by john c ashworth

I think the hardest thing about the Stop Wishing Start Doing mantra that surfaced in my workshop yesterday is that when you really decide to take action on something that's important or challenging for you, that's it. Now you just might fail. You have to be OK with that idea. Not OK with the failing, because you can't let it crush you when it happens. And you can't allow it to prevent you from starting. Failure will happen. Not all the time. But certainly along the way to getting better - becoming a champion.

That's why so few take the leap. Comfortable inside the tent, nestled in their sleeping bag, they can avoid the challenges awaiting them for quite a long time. Eventually, though, the bear that is feeding on the food your left out last night will finish those morsels and come looking for you inside the tent. Worse, you'll live in fear wondeing if it's ever safe to venture outside again.

Others avoid the leap because they can't find the courage to wander out and face the bear. They don't believe they can tame it, and avoid the idea altogether after awhile.

Embrace your fear. Take action. Gather experience and intelligence. Keep Going.

Stop Wishing. Start Doing…

Thanks for reading.


About the Author
John Ashworth is an empathetic sales leader with an incredibly diverse background as a salesman, business consultant, marketing maniac, writer, Dad and full time Bohemian Athlete. aka Johnny Renaissance.

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