The Performance Pro

Sunday, February 01, 2015


Do you consider yourself an example of Self-leadership? When you set a goal, do achieve it?   Are your goals high enough? Are you a "Doer?"

Interestingly, in facilitating a recent, Think Tank session for business owners and entrepreneurs, over a third of the group identified fear as one of the biggest obstacles that stops them from achieving more.  Wow, think about it:  As adults we still find ourselves dealing with all of those negative voices from years ago. and our confidence takes a hit.   It's easy to blame others for our not achieving goals, when in actually--like with most things in life--it is usually a result of our own actions often due to a lack of belief in our self.  

Is there a fear holding you back from leading yourself forward?   Good news! There are ways to overcome it, i.e. Identify the fear; Make a plan for taking on small steps to overcome it;  Use affirmations; Create a collage of pictures of what your success looks like; Focus on your goal; Journal your progress; Find ways to help others;  Surround yourself with people who support you and share the same goals.  And, probably my favorite:
      Fake it until you make it.
Sound funny? Think of it, most of us are fully capable of reaching any goal we set.  It is just our old mindset (the negative voices causing old, more limiting neuro pathways to which our thinking defaults) that get in way.  By going through the actions of being the person you dream to be, you provide an action process actually is a way to program your mind for success, creating new neuro pathways for your desired positive action. Voila! Soon you will not be faking!  Remember this piece of great advice from Vince Lombardi:
                   When you get in the end zone, act like you've been there before.
                                                                                                                                 ... Vince Lombardi


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