As I travel the country, working with clients in varied industries, there’s a recurring theme. It pops up during speaking engagements, consulting assignments and even 1:1 coaching…with CEOs, leaders and top sales producers.
Folks continually ask me about the significance of “belief” and “preparation.” Meaning, optimism vs. pessimism. Rehearsal vs. improvisation. The expectation for positive results vs. doom and gloom. Fear vs. faith. Triumph vs. tribulation.
And I stress to folks, belief and preparation are powerful. For they drive self-esteem, self-worth, decisions and behaviors. And all of these things, have a profound impact on outcomes, consequences and rewards.
Trepidation, reluctance, hesitancy and winging-it, can turn the courageous into cowards. The powerful into the pitiful. So understand it. Respect it. But don’t fall prey to its menacing allure and evil grasp.
Climb to a higher step. Pursue the path never taken. Practice. Practice again. And believe: In yourself. And your future!