What Is Your Next Step?
Updated: Dec 20, 2020
I've had countless opportunities over the past twenty years to coach and mentor hundreds of individuals, and I've oftentimes come across this dilemma: fear of taking the next step. This step has the potential of launching them into a much larger life, but they are frozen with fear. It didn't matter if the client was a professional like the ones I met though my work at my law firm, or if they were average like the ones I met through my Charity. They all had one of two fears- Fear of Failure or Fear of Success.
One of the greatest impediments to taking your next step is lack of preparedness. If you're unprepared then failure may be a result. Preparation involves increasing and expanding your current skills and knowledge so you can have the confidence for your promotion. Many people refuse to keep growing and learning, trading on past successes and accomplishments. The past prepares you for your future, but you need a new blueprint for the place you want to arrive at.
On the other hand, some prepare very well and are qualified to take their next step, but fear of what others will say, or how they themselves may feel holds them back. In such cases these individuals need mental preparedness. Success is as much a mindset as it is tangible. Some people may not be ready for success because old scripts of lack and low self-esteem are playing in their heads. They have what it takes to be successful but need to work on their mindsets to accept their success.
With “normalcy“ being upended in 2020, now is the time to sharpen your skills and to prepare to navigate this new frontier. The agile and strong will do well, but those who hanker for the past and the way things used to be, will find themselves ill equipped to survive in the new economy.
Please leave a comment to let me know if you have experienced either of these fears on your journey to your next step.
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