|"Oh that would be too hard for me -- I could never learn to do
We've all heard these words... you may even have said them
yourself. Tackling new skills can feel intimidating. But we only
feel intimidated because we overestimate the task and
underestimate our own abilities. We aren't confident enough in
our natural abilities. Take learning to drive for example.
Today, millions of very mentally un-gifted people got into
automobiles and drove them. And most of them had no accident
today. So how hard can it be?
Or maybe you're thinking of writing a book. Millions of people
every year write books.
Millions more save money start businesses find jobs lose
weight get into shape discover someone to love get married
find a way to attend school start new careers
And many other things you may have been thinking are too hard,
too complicated, too far beyond you.
The truth is, they're not beyond you at all.
DO THIS: ========
What have you been holding yourself back from doing? No, you
don't have to list EVERYTHING you're putting off. Just take the
Whatever it is, write it down on a piece of paper.
Now think of somebody who isn't particulary smart, but who is
now doing the very thing you want to do.
Been putting off learning to drive? Look at all the idiots on
the road who somehow manage to get from here to there without
wrecking the countryside.
What about marriage? True, most people botch it completely, but
many millions actually do get it right and live in happiness.
Or maybe you're putting off starting your own business. Same
thing -- you've met people barely clever enough to get in out of
the rain, but they have businesses. And they haven't gone
bankrupt -- at least not yet.
Chances are, the one thing you're lacking is not intelligence,
nor ability, nor talent. Training is no real stumbling block,
either, since people regularly go get the same training you're
No, you're probably only lacking permission. You're waiting
around for somebody to validate you, then pick you up and prove
to you that you can do it.
It ain't gonna happen that way. The good news is, it doesn't
HAVE to happen that way.
All it takes is just deciding you'll do it. Then just begin.
Several years ago someone told me a great two-step formula for
success in any field.
Step one is start; step two is don't stop.
So we come to...
Make a beginning, no matter how awkward, then just keep moving
forward in the direction you want to go.
Honestly, it's just about that simple.
While great intelligence can make things simpler, it can also
make things much more difficult if you never learn to use it FOR
yourself instead of against.
Please notice that beginnings are almost always awkward. That's
okay. Give yourself permission to be a beginner when you begin.
And if you feel a compulsion to be perfect, then just be a
But do keep moving... forward.
About the author:
Charles Burke is the author of Command More Luck, the
book that shows you why all those things keep happening to you.
Learn why "luck" doesn't work the way you've always been told.
Not even close.
The bad news -- There's no such thing as luck.
The good news -- There's something even better.
Learn how it works at http://www.moreluck.com
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