I still remember the time when I use to be shy, lacking in confidence, always hiding behind someone else. I hesitate to participate in the competitions, skits and even the idea of talking to someone new scared me off, I used to hide behind my mother’s petticoat. I knew that was not going to take me anyway in life.
Life wasn’t easy but the one thing that was stopping me was the fear of not being perfect and wanted to be as good as so and so.
A million and one questions were rolling in my head.
· What if people laugh at me?
· What would so and so say?
· What if they don’t like me?
· What if they make me feel bad about myself?
· How embarrassing if I faltered on the talk?
But instead of this I still stood up and went to participate in every competition out there because my mother encouraged me to do so.
And yes, people do laugh and make many comments on me, but I was still there on the stage, winning over my fear.
Now I run workshops in multiple countries, am a Keynote speaker in several cities around the globe, and have trained more than 250000 people, published my book and running successful businesses.
So, what is that one thing that is stopping you from getting out of your butt, and start talking to people, getting to interact at meetings writing your blog? taking video clips of yourself, putting those clips up on YouTube channel? Etc.
What is that one thing you’re afraid of? Sit down think about it. Find out ways of how to overcome that challenge. Go to seminars learn from books etc. Or, are willing to sit still where you are twiddling your thumb,.and being that way for the rest of your life.
The fear that is engraved in our hearts since we were kids, to do everything properly, to not make mistakes but it’s the time to unlearn some of those hard and fast habits that are not productive and not leading you to achieve what you want to achieve out of your life.
Do not even think Perfection is the standard to aim for in life. There are many steps to work towards excellence, rather than perfection. Accept the fact that it is okay to make mistakes, to fall, to lose,as long as we do not give up.
But it is important to make that first step because if you don’t try you won’t know.
Always remember that to achieve anything in our life, we should always follow the 3Ps
Perfection is nowhere on this scale, instead work towards Excellence, with a focus on completing your task with true inner happiness as you roll through that task.
“Always remember, how do you eat an Elephant? One bite at a time.” Desmond Tutu