Steer issue 23 June 2019 - Page 7

“You deserve to live a life
you are excited about.”
an hour every day for the next 7 days addressing a fear
that is holding you back. Beyond your greatest fear you
will find your greatest success.
Wednesday... Try one new thing every day. – Variety truly
is the spice of life. You can see or do something a million
times, but you can only see or do it for the first time once.
As a result, first time experiences often leave reflective
marks in our minds for the rest of our lives. Make an effort
to try something new every day for the next rest of the
month. It can be a whole new activity or just a small experience, such as talking to a stranger. Once you get the ball
rolling many of these new experiences will open doors to
life changing opportunities.
Thursday... Concentrate on being positive at all times.
– The real winners in life cultivate optimism. They have
the ability to manufacture their own happiness and inner
drive. No matter what the situation, the successful person
will always find a way to put an optimistic spin on it. They
know that failure is only an opportunity to grow and learn
a new lesson from life. People who think optimistically see
the world as a place packed with endless opportunities,
especially in trying times.
Saturday... Stop playing the blame game.- Either you own
your present situation or it will own you. Either you take
responsibility for your life, or someone else will. Blame is
an excuse – it’s an easy way out of taking responsibility
for your own outcomes. It’s a lot easier to point a finger
at someone or something else instead of looking within
yourself. Blame is not constructive; it does not help you
or anyone else – nobody wins in the blame game. The
amount of energy and stress it takes to place blame elsewhere takes away from your power to move forward and
find a real solution. It’s time to care more; it’s time to take
more responsibility, it’s time to lead from within, it’s time
for a change, it’s time to stop blaming others and grab
life by the horns! No one is coming to save you so take
responsibility for your results!
Sunday... Know what you know, what you don’t know and
who knows what you don’t.
No one knows everything, so don’t come off as a know-itall. Surround yourself with advisors and mentors who will
nurture you to become a better leader and businessman.
Find successful, knowledgeable individuals with whom
you share common interests and mutual business goals
that see value in working with you for the long-term.
Do It Now!
Friday... Get uncomfortable and face a fear every day.
– With a strategy of continuous small steps into uncomfortable territory we are often able to sidestep the biggest barrier to positive change: Fear. Sometimes we’re
afraid that we will fail. Sometimes we’re subconsciously
afraid we’ll succeed and then we’d have to deal with all
the disruption, growth and change that follows success.
Other times it’s our fear of rejection or simply our fear of
looking like a idiot. The best way to defeat fear is to face
it. Connect to your fear, feel it in your body, realise it and
steadily address it. Greet it by name if you have to: “Welcome, fear.” Fear can be a guiding friend if you learn how
to swallow it, and listen to it only when it serves its true
purpose of warning you when you are in danger. Spend
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