Do What You Fear The Most!
The Best Way to Avoid Failure is to Never
How many of us
hide from the possibility of failure?
When I was in the
fourth grade I was in my first play. I was excited to do my part in
this play but when my line came,
I froze. I could not say a
word. I was then led back off the stage. From that moment on, I had
a phobia about getting
up in front of a group of people to talk.
I went on to believe I could never do this and had no interest to
ever try it again.
Later in High School, it happened again. I
ended up taking a failing grade to avoid getting up in front of
the class to give a report.
This fear continued
until I joined Shaklee and decided to build a business. I was out of
work and had to change careers
due to a car accident that ended
my current career at the time. My back was up against the wall and I
remember reading somewhere that the best way to over come our fears
is to do what we fear the most. So I thought about this
and also thought about my core desire for wanting to build a
business with Shaklee.
The products, the
company, the industry, were all great.
my doubt or fear was even greater!
Could this really
work for me?
What if I fail?
What will others
What if I
However, my core
desire was much stronger than my fear so I decided to give it my
best and do what I feared the most.
And that was
to pick up the phone and call someone to share what I knew
To be honest, I
prayed for a busy signal!
At the time I got
started in the business, we were taught not to say much on
the phone except enough to get the prospect to attend a
meeting, or meet in person to learn about Shaklee. In other
words, we were taught to just get the appointment
much of anything on the phone.
This was so much
different from what I now teach when using my RWB business
building process. It is so much easier
today but this was
the only way you could build back then because we did not have the
tools we have today such as the Internet, 3-way and conference calls
So I tried to avoid
saying anything other than come to a meeting and you will learn all
Needless to say, most
would not come to the meeting.
However, every call I
made, I got better.
It went something
My first phone call
My second call was
My third and forth
calls were both a disaster.
prospect said yes to getting together but never joined.
And so it went.
However, each call
got better and better over time and I also got better and better to
the point that I was
now enjoying what I once feared the
The payoff has been
great for now 26 years without ever missing one bonus check from
Even when I am not working now, I continue to get paid
over and over again every month
for work I did years
I have people say to
me many times over the years that it seems so easy for for me to do
What they did not see is what my early days were
like. When I had to do what I feared the most.
Today I get to help
others to get over these fears the same way I did.
I no longer pray for
a busy signal, now I hate it when I get one!
Thoughts of Doubt and Fear Can Never Accomplish
They Always Lead to Failure.
significant economic evidence that the Great Depression might have
been avoided except for the "panic"
that swept over the
country (and the world) after the 1929 stock market crash. What
should have been no more
than a deep recession altered our world
forever because of the prevailing “thoughts of doubt and
So great were the thought of fear that President
Roosevelt felt compelled to deliver a speech about it.
By the way, FDR's speech with his now famous,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself,"
was suggested to him by Napoleon Hill, author of the classic,
Think and Grow Rich.
If the thoughts of many can bring such
great tragedy to our world, is it any wonder that our personal
thoughts can do
so much damage to our "individual world." When
we spend inordinate amounts of time fearing some thing or event in
the future, many times that which we fear comes upon us. When it
does, we wring our hands in despair and wonder why it
happen to us, when in reality, we are the one responsible for our
Bob Proctor says that the process begins first
with a thought of doubt, which causes an emotion of fear, which
itself physically as anxiety. Anxiety robs us of our
power, our energy and our purpose. Severe anxiety can even
undermine our health. And it's all brought on by a
thought of doubt.
Three Things to
Help You Conquer
First, Change Your Mind About
the Doubt, and Keep it Changed.
If you have
a doubt about whether you're going to have enough money to make it
to the end of the month,
mind about it. Whenever the doubt creeps in, affirm to yourself that,
find a way to have enough of what I need."
I love what Emmet Fox
says about this, "If you will change your mind concerning anything
and absolutely keep it changed,
that thing must and will
change too. It is the keeping up of the change in thought that is
difficult. It calls for vigilance and
The Second Thing that
Overcomes Fear and Doubt is Action.
"Do the thing you fear
and fear will disappear" is more than a nice rhyming aphorism.
It's some simple wisdom that always
And the Third and Most
Important Thing to Overcoming Doubt and Fear is
Fear and Faith are directly opposite views of the future and
they cannot co-exist. My Faith is in a Creator who has
given me dominion over all things.
Your Faith may be elsewhere, but know this:
Faith and fear cannot be present at the same
So do what you fear the most and all else will
fall into place.
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