Easier said than done…right?
You see as ancient humans if we were kicked out of the tribe we couldn’t survive…virtual death sentence.
We still have that ancient program running and it feels like it’s THE END if we get rejected, shut out or made fun of. It’s that survival code that’s built into our DNA.
Jack Canfield brings up the hard stuff and there is no easy answer…sometimes, as Principle 17 says, we just have to Reject Rejection.
Be aware of the story you’re telling yourself or the critical judgment that surfaces if you do get rejected.
There are any number reasons there was a NO…however it’s important to remember YOU are not one of the reasons.
If this is true…why is it so hard for us to ask for what we want?
Principle #17 encourages that we simply…ASK! ASK! ASK!
And Jack Canfield points out that, after all, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by just asking!
Are you in the habit of asking for what you want?
Well…not always as we are reminded here in week 14 of The Success Principles.
Jack Canfield says “Be Willing to Pay the Price” in Principle 16.
I’d rather say Plan and Implement Consistently and be willing to course correct when necessary.
Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant is quoted as having said “It’s not the will to win that matters…everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win”.
How prepared are you?
Did you ever have that scary feeling as a kid? That there was a monster under the bed or in the closet?
Only one way to find out…turn on the light and look!
Success Principle #15…Experience Your Fear and Take Action Anyway.
In week 13 Jack Canfield reminds us that fear will come up if we are taking risks and getting out of our comfort zone.
Our brain naturally begins to manufacture all the things that could go wrong…this brain function is designed to keep us safe…problem is most of these fears are just not true.
Mark Twain said “I have lived a long life and had many troubles, most of which never happened”.
Is there something you’ve been wanting to do that fear is holding you back from?
Are you willing to get up, turn on the light and face the monster?
I hope so.