This One Thing Will Make You Forfeit Your Great Goal

Do you remember the first time you got behind the wheel? Do you recall the feeling you had when you pressed the accelerator for the first time, and the car began to move?

My guess is you felt a little insecure. Your hands clutched to the steering wheel, a million thoughts going through your mind, you left the parking lot and hit the road for the first, hoping you wouldn’t hit anything during your short drive. You were terrified. Fear showed up to dissuade you from allowing yourself to step into a new reality, but guess what, you did it anyway (despite the fear). You did it anyway because your goal of learning to drive was more powerful than your fear. You needed to learn how to drive, and you did.

When you decide to pursue a great goal, expect fear to show up its ugly head to try to deter you from your goal. Great goals attract fear; don’t be surprised when you see its face.

Fear will paint all the gloomy scenarios that can harm you if you decide to pursue your great goal. It’ll tell you all the reasons why you’re unfit for the journey. It’ll remind you of all the times you’ve attempted something big that turn out quite as you had planned. It’ll try to convince you to remain on the safe shores of complacency. It’ll do whatever it can to prevent you from launching on your great journey, and if you do launch, it’ll seek to make you abort your mission.

Usually, Fear makes a lot a sense when it comes after you; its arguments are solid. Fear is crafty and persistent. It wants you to settle and forfeit your great goals. If you’re not careful, you’ll fall for fear’s enticing arguments.

Yes, your great goal appears daunting. Yes, it’ll demand that you grow. Yes, it’ll be difficult and painful at times. Don’t shy-off a great goal just because it looks daunting. You don’t have to run away in the other direction simply because your goal appears challenging. That’s how it’s supposed to be. Otherwise, you wouldn’t think it’s a “great” goal. A “small” goal usually don’t attract fear; it’s the great ones that do.

When fear shows up, you don’t need to put your head in the sand and pretend it fear isn’t there. Acknowledge it, but don’t let it stop you. I want to reassure you that there’s nothing unusual; fear always shows up when you’re considering pursuing a great goal. Even with fear, do it anyway.

That’s how you learn to walk. As a kid, when you were learning to walk, you were afraid to let go of your mom’s hand or of the chair or whatever else you held on to. But you did it anyway, and you learned to walk. You fell a few times. But despite the little moments of pain, you still pushed forward. And now you not only walk, you run, jump, leap, and dance.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.