By Abdulwasi’i Ilyas
Thoughts Dictate The Future.
The Fear of Failure and The Unknown.
How To Use Planning To Dislodge Fears.
Thoughts Dictate The Future
Your present circumstance emerged from the actions and thoughts of the past. Actions and thoughts dictate the direction and quality of your life.
Good quality thoughts backed with corresponding actions produce a good quality life and the reverse equally holds true. Thinking, in this sense is deliberate and result-focused, not a drifting wool-gathering state of the mind.
On this note, Henry Ford is reported to have said,
“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”
The tools for distraction are a dime a dozen and nothing hobbles them. Focus and concentration of thoughts and actions are however strenuous. But they form the building blocks for all kinds of successes, even beyond our realm into that of the mystics and the occult.
Thoughts That Repel Success.
Negative thinking of all kinds keep success at bay. We’ll restrict the scope of this piece to the havoc that fear of failure, of the future, and of the unknown visits on our vast potentials to succeed in business and influence our world.
The Fear of Failure and of the Unknown.
“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” Sven Erikson, Former Coach of The English National Football Team.
Fear is a hormonal response to a potentially perilous situation. It is useful to the degree to which it facilitate the application of an appropriate response strategy.
The ugly side of fear is its paralyzing tendency, enveloping you with thoughts of everything that could go wrong, thereby preventing you from acting and from seeing the inherent opportunities in every situation.
To tackle fears of all kinds, become an adept manager of risks.
Treat your fears as risk items and respond to them with an appropriate strategy. Avoid what is unmitigated trouble and that exceed your capacity to tackle and work out ways to mitigate risks that hold prospect for value and opportunities.
Successful entrepreneurs are not risk-averse and they don’t plunge headfirst into every seeming opportunity without duly analyzing the flashpoints. They are wildly successful owing partly to their ability to manage the fears that cripple everyone else and stops them from acting towards the direction of their dreams.
Use Planning To Dislodge Fears
Planning far ahead into the future saves you from the surprises that tend to scuttle your goals and dreams.
Future trends which empower you to seize advantage of opportunities unknown to others pop up through planning.
Get into the habit of planning everything to the minutiae. This unearths the risks and guide you to the direction of their most appropriate response strategy.
Through this, you are shielded from the surprises that unnerve and paralyze the populace.
The best way to counteract fear is by doing what you fear. Starting on a smaller scale, with an area or item that holds the least stake until you graduate to a higher level.
To succeed, restrain your fears. Plan for all risks and decide their management before they occur. Whatever you do, ensure you are taking massive actions in the direction of your goals.
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