Taking Action. And Why We Don’t…

Fear. Not the Right Time. How Can I Compete with X?

Fear of Taking Action

We can learn tons of new things, we can be the smartest persons amongst our peers, we can have many friends, we can even bring color or brighten up a room filled with people when we come in…

All that means very little if we don’t take action.

The number one reason why people don’t take action is fear. Have you seen a deer frozen by the headlights? Same thing happens to us sometimes, when we stop taking action paralyzed with fear. Fear of unknown, fear to make fools out of ourselves, fear to fail.

Fear is a powerful emotion. The more failures we “collected” in our life, the harder it is to overcome our fear of taking action.

Sometimes it takes small and repeated steps to be able to control your fear of taking action.

We are never free of this emotion, and that is a good thing, because not knowing fear would place us in dangerous situations regularly.

I failed many times in the past, and I’m sure I will again. But I also succeeded. We must accept the fact that not all our actions will be successful. And learn from our failures.

Another reason people invoke for not taking action is not being “the right time”. We can rationalize all we want and wait for the right time and to be prepared, if we don’t take action we will never be ready. We can only learn so much from the side-walk by watching others act. We will never compare, if we don’t take action ourselves.

Since I’ve mentioned it, another reason for not taking action is best described by this question and answer: “How can I compete with X who’s at the top of the game? I won’t have a chance.

Well, if you don’t take action, you certainly won’t have a chance. Be yourself, find your niche, be creative, and… don’t stop.

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If you’d like to journey together on the path to success, then join us at Adrian’s Hub and take action with Adrian!

Take action now, don’t delay! And we will grow together on the road to success (and profitability).

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2 Comments on Taking Action. And Why We Don’t…

  1. Patsy j Payne - konnektions konsultant // October 8, 2015 at 12:24 pm //

    Fear is a powerful emotion. The more failures we have “collected” in our life, the harder it is to overcome fear of taking action.
    Many people think fear is just fear of “failure”. Actually there is a fear of success also…
    Here is one resource I found…
    ” Fear of Success and Fear of Failure

    Interestingly, fear of failure does appear to be connected to the fear of success. Research has shown that both conditions share many of the same symptoms. Both are marked by anxiety symptoms in certain situations, such as tests and job interviews. Both conditions can be crippling, leading the sufferer to take few risks and make only safe, conservative choices.

    Fear of success also appears to be related to the level of control that the sufferer feels in his or her own life. Those who feel that external forces are in control tend to be at a higher risk for fear of success. It could be that they do not feel that their success has been earned, or it could be that they fear outside forces may take away their success.

    Some people seem to fear both success and failure simultaneously. This can be a very difficult situation to be in, as every choice that the person makes must be weighed against these fears. It is entirely possible for someone in this situation to become paralyzed with indecision, unable to make any choices at all.”
    The reference: http://phobias.about.com/od/introductiontophobias/a/fearoffailure.htm

    Patsy j Payne
    konnetions konsultant
    CTP Team Leader

  2. That is a good point, Patsy. There are many fears we might face in our lives, but you’re right that fear of failure and success can be correlated. Thanks for your research and for bringing it up.

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