Most of us know a lot more than we’re doing. If we could figure out a way to do half the stuff we know how to do, or know we should do, there’s no telling how much we could accomplish.
There are a multitude of reasons why we don’t do the things we know and most of it involves the word “fear.”
We fear it may set us back.
We fear we may fail.
We fear criticism.
We fear upsetting the apple cart.
We fear we may get it wrong.
We fear we “might” get it right.
We fear we may have to let go of stinky “legacy thinking.”
Sometimes we like “fear.” Fear is the most amazing internal excuse we could ever have. If our associates could see inside our heads and see our fears, we would be shamed into doing the things we know how to do.
You don’t need someone like me to tell you what to do, but you do need someone like me to remind you to do what you know. That’s all I’m gonna say. Tommy Gibbs