Episode 033: Daily Success Strategies
Don’t let your fear of what could happen make nothing happen.unknown
9 Year Old Cliff Jumping – Best if you click on Full Screen to view
033: Daily Success Strategies
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We spent a beautiful day at Slide Rock Park in Sedona, Arizona. Today’s episode was recorder there, right after our family spent some time cliff jumping.
It was interesting to observe different people as they walked to the edge of the cliff to jump off. We began on a cliff that was about 20 feet high. Nobody turned away from that cliff and refused to jump, but some did require a little encouragement before they jumped.
But once we moved on to the big cliff, things were much different. As you’ll hear in this episode of Daily Success Strategies, we had adults that wouldn’t jump and we had 9 year old kids that jumped multiple times.
As I was observing this, it made me think of something I recently read in Benjamin Hardy’s new book, Personality Isn’t Permanent.
“…many American teenagers are becoming increasingly inflexible. Many students across the country are demanding that they no longer be required to give in-class oral presentations, claiming their issues with anxiety make them “uncomfortable” with presentations in front of an audience. They believe they shouldn’t be required to do something that feels so unnatural.”Benjamin Hardy – Personality Isn’t Permanent
Do you think a 9-year old boy can walk to the edge of a 50 foot cliff and feel comfortable jumping off for the first time?
Absolutely not! Of course he didn’t feel comfortable. Nor did the adults that walked to the same edge and couldn’t convince themselves to jump. But after jumping the first time, the second time was much easier and each time after that made the next one easier as well. His confidence in his ability and his confidence that he could do it and survive increased with each experience.
If you are an adult reading this, can you imagine if you did not have to do anything growing up that made you “uncomfortable?”
What job would you have?
Would you be married?
What accomplishments would you have in life?
I start every single day with my journal. I plan out my day and ask myself some questions every day that I know will help me to grow as an individual and find more success. One of the questions that I ask myself every single day is, “What’s one thing that I could do today that is a little outside of my comfort zone?”
That is how we grow!
I know that if I’m doing something every day that is outside of my comfort zone, I’m going to grow as an individual and my confidence and ability will skyrocket.
Don’t avoid the things that make you “uncomfortable,” look for them and embrace them. You can do hard things! Your confidence and ability will grow.
I’d be willing to bet that if you took my nine-year-old son that jumped off a 50 foot cliff multiple times today and another nine-year-old that refused to do an oral presentation in class because it made him “uncomfortable,” in the long run my son will be more successful in life.
Listen to the episode and leave your feedback. If you agree with me or not, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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