This is an excellent post by Martin Murphy about what it takes to live up to our potential. As he puts it, “Your ability to create and experience more success is equal to your potential (which nobody knows), minus the resistance… Successful people experience the same challenges as everyone else but they respond effectively as opposed to reacting out of fear.”
Steps to facing uncertainty and unleashing your potential.
“We all know fear.
But passion makes us fearless”
– Paulo Coelho
The Transformation Age is here and we are all going to have to step up our game. Now is not the time to play small; it is time for amplifying your vision, unleashing your passion, unlocking your potential and going after your dreams.
Success = Potential – Resistance
Your ability to create and experience more success is equal to your potential (which nobody knows), minus the resistance. The resistance can be many things but the biggest challenge humanity faces is fear.
“The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably deal with.”
– Tony Robbins
Your ability to recognize and act wisely in the face of fear and put others at ease will greatly increase your success and happiness in life. All fear results from egoic thinking: “Will I be safe?” But just asking the question can kick-start the fear process.
The normal response is to ignore fear and pretend everything is okay. This doesn’t help because what we resist in life persists.
To succeed today, enlightened entrepreneurial leaders (EELs), often have to think and act counter-intuitively. Successful people experience the same challenges as everyone else but they respond effectively as opposed to reacting out of fear.
Here are seven fears you will have to not only recognize but embrace while creating a successful business and life:
1. Letting the other person be right.
When confronted with an opposing viewpoint, we can often feel the need to argue. The problem with arguing is that it then becomes a competition between egos (see politicians). What it doesn’t do is solve anything fundamentally, because nobody is ever 100% wrong or right—not even you.
By acknowledging where the other person is right, even if you feel it is only a “10% right”, you can then begin to unfold a more co-creative discussion. It also opens up your mind to possible blind spots and opportunities.