5 Small Steps To Work Through the Fear
“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Researchers have found that Emerson was onto something. In a 1994 study on risk and decision-making, entrepreneur researcher Norris Krueger Jr. and strategic marketing professor Peter Dickson discovered that small, measured risk-taking behaviors can increase confidence and self-efficacy, the “I think I can” positive psychology that enhances goal achievement.
So the more experiments you make, the better you get at making them. And the more risks you take, the more positive your risk experiences become. If the idea of risk-taking still makes your palms sweat, try to increase your comfort level by taking a small risk before embarking on a bigger one.
1. Take on a Physical Challenge
I'm not talking about getting off the couch and running a Spartan Race! While that may
be really fun for some, you can certainly start small.
It’s pretty amazing how far your idea of “possible” can expand once you start something. You don’t need to be able to see the finish line. You don’t even need to believe, at first, that you can finish at all. Believing that you can just get started is enough. You’ll figure out the rest as you go.
Here is a 30 Day Plank Challenge to get you motivated! Just because the photos in the link are women, doesn't mean men can't do this as well! I've completed a different plank challenge before, this one has more diversity and myself and my husband are undertaking this starting March 1st - FRIDAY!
Who's with us?
2. Publicly State Your Biggest Goal
If you have trouble taking ownership for the things you want to do, a great solution is to make the whole world know about it. Go out on a limb and tell people what you want to do and why you want to do it. Some will call you crazy, some will brush you off, but some will encourage you and check-in on your progress.
Publicly stating my own biggest goals has spurred me to pursue them much faster than I ever would have without the accountability, and it only takes getting over that first moment of fear to do it.
Starting March 1, High Ground Coaching will have a program available to help you get from dream to reality. Check back here for the link March 1st.
The Spring Boost will also be announced on our Facebook Page, and in the Events Page March 1-31.
What’s your biggest secret desire? Who can you tell it to?
3. Tell Someone You Appreciate Them