Do you work to a set of rules? What dictates the way you attack each project? What rules do you follow to ensure an optimal result every time?
In this life there should be absolutely nothing that you are truly afraid of. If there is, then I suggest that you do absolutely anything to remove that fear. I’m in constant fear that my work will never be good enough, I can admit this. But instead of letting this fear consume me I use it as a motivational tool to try and produce better work.
As the famous Radiohead song goes, “No alarms and no surprises”
Life seems to be full of sneaky little surprises, don’t you think? You’re cruising along having the time of your life when the unexpected turns up and shakes you to your very core. Most of the time however there are warning signs that tell you it is going to happen.
Not really a surprise then, is it?
Some facts. Whatever your situation now it’s more then likely going to change.
Again, no surprise there.
So why do our lives seems so crazy and full of surprises? Because we are asleep most of the time.
WAKE UP! And nothing will ever be able to sneak up on you again.
Once you have made a plan and determined the pros and cons just get on with it. If you take to much time umming and aaahing then you will more than likely miss the opportunity. If you spend too long thinking or, heaven forbid, dreaming (though I believe this is one of the best things you can ever do) you may never get your act together and make a move. Once you have reviewed the options just go with it, get cracking, make it work. In business as in life that is the key. Not hesitating means no sitting around having endless meeting about the good the bad and the ugly of your idea/prospect/product.
Remember that some things are inevitable so you may as well just jump in the deep end or else you will be carried down stream.
Once you have settled on the idea, chased the lead, or released the product don’t go over it relentlessly. Move on. Once you have made the choice go with it 100%.
Commit to it.
And most importantly be yourself.
Once you have settled on a road, a path or at the very least a direction you need to follow it.
Do not doubt yourself or the route you are taking.
Know that it will work and that you will succeed.
Trust yourself and trust your judgement.