“No one is born with confidence. Those people around you who radiate confidence, who have conquered worry,
who are at ease everywhere and all the time, acquired their confidence — every bit of it.” – David Schwartz
What are you afraid of? What is it that you are putting off doing? Be honest, are you not doing it because you are scared of doing it?
If so, consider this: could you tackle fear head on?
So, stop for a moment and breathe – what is making you fearful right now and holding you back from starting something? Whatever it is, JUST START! The task is rarely as bad as you are building it up to be, and imagine how happy you’ll feel when you’ve completed the task!
“Action cures fear. Indecision, postponement, on the other hand, fertilise fear…
Jot that down in your success rule book right now. Action cures fear.” – David Schwartz
Brian Tracey in his book ‘Eat that Frog’ recommends us to do the Frogs (that is, the most important things) first, then work backwards. That way, you will move forwards rapidly, and your fear will miraculously melt away!
Can I suggest that you take 4 minutes out of your day to learn how, by watching his video:
“Where does confidence come from? Great athletes say that confidence is knowing they are prepared physically and mentally. Experience tells them what to do and confidence allows them to do it. Confidence is the emotional knowing that you are prepared, mind, body and spirit, for anything.” – Gary Mack
Working in a fast-paced business environment, is highly stimulating and exciting on the one hand, but can be just a teeny bit fearful on the other! And having struggled with stress and fear myself, and seen so many of my colleagues struggle too, I decided to create a book which will help others to overcome their stress and fears.
Here is the book – just published.
Success without Stress: How to Prevent Burnout and Build Resilience for Optimal Health and Performance
which includes more than 50 techniques to help people support themselves better and channel negative stress into positive energy, higher performance and productivity.