I have this running list of things I don’t want to do. They aren’t busy-work things, they are things that make me nervous or scared. There’s a big difference.
Let me give you an example of the difference:
busy-work: clean my work environment. I need to do this, but it will take a few hours and it won’t necessarily help me move any of my goals forward (writing my next book, making sales, etc.)
scared: calling someone to sell them on something (I’m not a salesman, and have never been trained in sales)
I’m not talking about doing busy-work stuff… I know plenty of job seekers who do busy work in their job search. They get to the honey-do list, their workspace is clean, their computer is well-organized… they do all kinds of stuff. EXCEPT THEIR JOB SEARCH. I’m not a fan of hiding from your job search in the name so all your chores.
But what I’m talking about in today’s post is the scared stuff.
Today I have my list of scary things. Guess what? I just finished the last one.
And you know what happened?
Only good stuff!
What I’ve learned (again… I have to relearn this one) is that DOING the scary stuff leads to good results!
Either I have good results (success), or at the very least I get to cross the scary thing off my list and be done with it.
I know you are afraid to do something today. Whether it is a big project (redoing your resume) or making a call or sending an email, DO IT! You will have success!
Here’s a phone tip: if you are afraid of calling someone, think: “what’s the worst they could do to you?” They can’t physically assault you while you are on the phone, right? Right. So make the call.