What would you do today if you didn’t have any fear?
Would you speak up at that staff meeting? Would you make that phone call to potentially find a new client? How about that proposal that you have been working on? Is it still sitting in your drawer?
If we weren’t afraid, everyone would step into the arena. But we are ALL afraid so we settle for the sidelines. The cheap seats.
Here is the thing about fear; it is most of the time connected to what others might say about us.
There is this voice in the back of our heads that screams, “How dare you! Who do you think you are?”
It is because we all want to fit in. Fitting in means following the rules. Don’t stand out. There is no need to be brave.
Brene Brown sums it up perfectly, “I don’t want your feedback if you’re not in the arena.”
You don’t need to worry about the critics. They are too afraid to step in the arena. You are going in knowing you are going to get bruised and beaten up.
So what are we waiting for?