It’s so easy to remain within the safe boundaries of what you know, rather than facing the fear of venturing beyond them.
This week I posted a #mondaymotivation quote for the equestrian centre owners and managers in my Facebook Group:
“When you talk you are only repeating what you already know.
But if you listen to yourself and to others…you will learn something new.”
I have been listening to people, for a few years now, telling me video and Facebook live are great ways to communicate. But I’ve not taken action. Whilst I love to chat about my passion for riding schools to people and groups. When it comes to recording this passion into video footage, that could be broadcasted outside my inner circle, I simply turn to stone. I struggle to find the right words! I know many people share this same fear.
It’s been really easy to put it off, I will say to myself:
- I am super busy working with my clients, they always come first.
- It feels uncomfortable so I choose to do tasks I am good at that make me feel comfortable.
- I have more important things to do like enjoying life, being with my family.
So why should we push ourselves?
When you limit yourself to what you already know, you’re likely to miss out on opportunities, life experiences, and personal growth.
1. Don’t pick the safe choice
The uncomfortable choice is the one that will teach you and help you grow, so that’s the one you should choose.
2. Make a snap decision – Just say YES!
Say yes even when you don’t think you’re ready. Like me who has agreed to do a Facebook Live on Equestrian Creatives Network Facebook Page 19th April at 4:00pm. And I’ve just told you about it too!
3. Take the first step
Just do it. Yes, it will be difficult. But you will build momentum and it will be easier next time.
4. Be scared
Being scared is how you conquer fear. It never goes away, you just learn how to manage it.
5. It will all be forgotten
Whatever happens, people will forget and move on, so should you. Don’t dwell on any mistakes you make. If you do, you are allowing your mind to control you and you will stay stuck.
What are you going to listen to? And more importantly, take action on?