This morning – which did you wake up with – a feeling of being ready to go and tackle the list of items to accomplish? Or – taking your time easing into the day where nothing is pressing it is just another weekday with the usual things going on? Like many the latter bites me every so often and I notice that I have given a few hours over to being stuck in a complacency rut.
Being complacent may be a mask for fear. It is surprising the many masks that fears dons especially when you are in the midst of launching a new service or engaging with new clients. Fear stops us from being creative, from taking the steps that need to be taken, and from being courageous enough to launch what you are working on.
Fear has many masks in business. Another form it takes is in putting off doing what needs to be done. Procrastination is a form of resistance and resistance in turn is a form of fear.
Are you willing to put yourself and your livelihood on the line to face fear directly and take the action you have been avoiding? If not – why not? If yes – the courage for doing so will likely provide you with countless new opportunities and unprecedented rewards.
Marie-Helene Sakowski – Business Change & Transition Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org