So, a friend on Facebook – a life leadership coach named Laura Neff – shared that she is committing to doing one thing that scares her for 100 days.
I figured it out that if I start today then on December 31st will be my 100th day. I cannot resist that kind of synchronicity.
Here is the quote that really got me thinking:
What are you putting off out of fear? Usually, what we most fear doing is what we most need to do. that phone call, that conversation, whatever the action might be – it is fear of unknown outcomes that prevents us from doing what we need to do. Define the worst case, accept it, and do it. I’ll repeat something you might consider tattooing on your forehead: What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. As I have heard said, a person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversation he or she is willing to have. Resolve to do one thing every day that you fear. I got into this habit by attempting to contact celebrities and famous businesspeople for advice.
~ Ferris, Timothy. The 4-Hour WorkWeek. New York: Crown, 2007.
BTW – what scares me might be a walk in the park for you – so cut me some slack and go scare the shit out of yourself today. You’ll feel better for it!
So what scares me today? Well, I really want to move my writing, speaking , teaching career forward, so just about anything to do around that makes me nervous. Today I am working on creating a new website to showcase ALL of my talents past, present and future. I am assembling a list of all my content (writing, video, audio) and the steps I need to take to get them web ready.
Join me if you like on this 100 Day Adventure. Parties are much more fun when there are people to pass the pipe around to (metaphorically speaking, of course).