Discard Your Fear of Rejection
Another reason why we often fail to accomplish our goals is that we fear rejection. For instance, when it’s time to fill out a detailed application for a high-paying job, we simply might not be able to do it. In the back of our minds, we know it is a good idea, but at the same time, we worry that the application will lead to a rejection—or, possibly, an interview followed by a rejection.
So we don’t apply. And we rationalize it by saying that we would have been rejected, anyway, so we might as well save the time that we otherwise would have wasted writing the application.
In moderation, this sentiment makes sense. But once it begins to permeate every aspect of your life, dominating your emotions; and forcing you to accomplish very little throughout the day, it has become pathological and needs to be dealt with.
Change your view on life, and your life will change.
A few years ago I realized I wanted something out of the ordinary for my life. We are programmed from such a young age to all follow the same path, do the same things, and end the same way. However; I am not one to follow a crowd.
Reading “Blue Ocean Strategy” completely messed up my mind. I cannot be content doing what everyone else does. I really think that is more people stepped outside of their comfort zone, they would enjoy life a whole lot more. I don’t just want to live for the weekend and I will do everything in my power to not do that.
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