You’ve made eye contact with that cute girl across the bar three times tonight. She smiled at you the second time, but you know she’s getting impatient. And yet you’re not going to walk up to her tonight.
You’re going to get in a cab two hours from now and ask your buddy, “Hey man, did you see that smoking hot girl across the bar? I’m pretty sure she wanted me, man.”
You’ll never see her again.
Fast forward to Monday morning. You have an innovative idea for a marketing campaign. Maybe you have a new way to optimize an outdated process. Either way, you won’t speak up because that might mean more work for you.
“Why should I push myself?” a friend asked me the other day. “They’ll be happy to give me more work, but they’ll never promote me. I get paid the same either way.”
It’s easier NOT to talk to the girl.
It’s easier NOT to raise your hand at work.
It’s easier to read blogs all day rather than start your own.
It’s easier to come home from work and plop down on the couch instead of starting a side business.
And that’s fine if that’s what you aspire to get out of life. But if you want more… If you want to talk to the girl… If you want to get promoted… If you want to start earning some income on the side then it’s time to start re-framing the way you think about things.
And if you want a foolproof way of re-framing… one that will help you start overcoming fear and complacency in your life so that you can start achieving your dreams, then I encourage you to invest 18 minutes into your future by watching the video below.
Maybe you wouldn’t have watched that video if you had a buzz, but now that you have – what are you going to do? What are you going to start? Who are you going to connect with?
Rarely is the worst case scenario as bad as you think it will be. Nobody will remember your mistakes a year from now. Most people won’t remember them tomorrow. We’re too wrapped up in our own lives.
Stop letting fear hold you back. Take a smart risk today!