So when the opportunity came up I jumped at it , but not before the little voice inside my head decided to test me a little.
The Voice that said: “Are you a writer?” ….“Can you really do this ?”…. “You don’t use big words” ….or ” Who wants to read anything from you, pal? “….”What are you going to write about? ” ….and a whole bunch of other “What if? “ questions that tried to derail me from something I really wanted to do.
It got me thinking.
Why do we try to talk ourselves out of new challenges , experiences and learning curves ?
….Now I will admit that this moment of self doubt was only fleeting , and the reason for this, was a combination of both confidence, and understanding the concept that trying something regardless of the outcome is an opportunity to learn and grow.
” I’m Not Doing it Wrong , I’m just Learning.” is one of my mantras.
1) Ego Is Not A Dirty Word. But…..
We all have an Ego , we need it to achieve anything in life; but controlling it is the hard part.
Get comfortable in being wrong , not being perfect , looking silly and making mistakes. This is how you learn !!! -Yeah it can be uncomfortable and difficult, but most things in life worth doing are… that’s why they are held in such high regard.
2) Stop Playing It Safe
3) Be Open and Ask for Help and feedback.
I have many people that give me little “Brain Treats” to set me on my way. -Not everyone is a jerk; most people will take a second to lend a helping hand to a fella giving it a crack.
4) Make Your Bed.
What ??? Err….Righto, Cisco….
…..Confidence is built on doing the work and relying on yourself to do what you say you will. This builds an “I can” attitude, because you have said you’re going to do something and you have done it.
Happy Mistake Hunting 🙂
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cisco Rose is a musician, artist, speaker, writer, French student and personal trainer with killer abs and an attitude to match. Cisco is passionate about ‘real talk’ and helping people to achieve their goals, and does not believe in excuses or self pity. Cisco has recently moved back to Australia after residing in Port Vila, Vanuatu, and is ready to take on the world, sharing his unrestrained and uncensored messages of courage and perseverance to whoever has the guts to listen and take it in. One of his signature sayings is: “Do you want to be bitter, or do you want to be better?”
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