Ready to jump? Or just dipping your toes?

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Fear of failure can be a real blockage in moving forward with an impact project. And not only moving forward, very often it’s actually hindering our moving forward right at the beginning – translating an idea into the first few action steps and doing them.

Imagine this: You’re standing in front of a beautiful lake, already barefoot, ready to jump in. You’re admiring the beauty of the surroundings, the deep blue water of the lake, the endless sky above it. And you’re thinking to yourself how wonderful and exhilarating and refreshing and even healthy it would be to jump into these deep waters and have a swim. Continue reading “Ready to jump? Or just dipping your toes?”

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You’ve got the idea. And now what?

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One of the primary reasons leaders do not act is FEAR. 

Bryan Miles, co-founder of MAG Bookkeeping, discussed this topic in detail recently. I found his thoughts to be very interesting and very applicable to difference makers of any kind.

Here is what he says:

“Feeling great about a new idea is awesome. Dealing with the feeling of impossibility about your new idea … well, that isn’t so great. And that is where a lot of great people with great ideas get hung up and never jump (aka take the leap).

If you’ve ever balked at an idea that you felt passionate about … you won’t like what I am about to tell you. 

Continue reading “You’ve got the idea. And now what?”