By Jael Strong
I remember in my early years listening to my parents discuss matters on which I had no grasp. I sat in the back of the car and intentionally turned my mind off. I didn’t understand what they were talking about, so I figured I would take the easy route and never figure it out. It worked so well for so many years that I now find myself doing the same in regard to more serious matters.
Do you sometimes find yourself taking the easy way out? If something seems out of reach or your not sure which path to take, do you dismiss it as an impossibility and intentionally turn off your mind to the options? For example, if you’ve heard that you should join networking websites, but you aren’t sure how to go about it, do you do your homework or do you reject the concept? If a potential client requires you to send a query letter, do you hide because you’re not sure what is involved or do you plow ahead ready to face the world?
These are important questions because they mean the difference between success and failure. Fear keeps us immobilized, like a small child oblivious to the complexities of life. Children grow up and we need to also. In order to mobilize ourselves and others, we need to face our fears, learn new skill sets, and allow for the possibility of failure in the hopes that we will discover new opportunities. Instead of fleeing from uncomfortable tasks, we can make it so.
About the Author
Jael Strong is a writer for TheWriteBloggers, a company dedicated to creating professional blogging content for increased internet visibility.