There are many factors that keep people from utilizing their best talents. Fear of the unknown, lack of confidence, and being judged come to mind.
Fear of the unknown is scary because you chart new territory and the uncertainty that this brings with it. You have to try something and make adjustments when needed. You risk the possibility of failing. Oh no! You’re probably telling yourself. I’d hate to do that. That would be awful.
Let’s put things in their proper perspective, shall we? Thomas Edison wouldn’t have invented the electric light if he was afraid of the unknown. How many times did he “fail” before he made his enormous breakthrough?
Everyone lacks confidence until they learn and get experience to have the competence to do what they want and need to do. Why does this need to be such a painful experience? Why can’t we enjoy the journey before we get to our destinations?
Who likes to be judged or criticized? As I mentioned in a previous blog post, you need to question where the criticism is coming from, is the criticism true, and is it constructive or destructive in intent. If it’s constructive, what can you learn from it?
You can move forward in your life when you deep-think the many reasons why you can. Logic will tell you that there’s no reason why you can’t do what you want. Don’t let your highly sensitive emotions falsely get in your way.
I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.