Over the weekend, I got an unscheduled call from one of the employees at a company that I’m currently doing some consulting with. There was nothing unusual about that in itself, as I had made it clear that I was available to pretty much anyone within the organization whenever they felt the need to reach out. This particular employee was calling specifically to ask for my help in getting out of “the stands” and getting back “on the court.” He had just found out that he had been turned down for a promotion that he felt he deserved. He had been doing all the right things and he just knew the formal announcement was coming, only to find out that someone else had gotten the position. Needless to say, the news had left him seriously demoralized and disappointed in himself, and he made the wise decision to seek a little outside support.
In this episode, I briefly go over a topic that has far reaching implications on whether you set extraordinary goals in life or settle for playing small, and whether you will remain resilient in pursuit of your goals or give in to the barriers that you may encounter. That topic is the fear of failure and what we make it mean about who we are and what we are worth. Check out this short episode to discover the key reason we let our fear of failure stop us, and a few tips and tricks for setting ourselves free to boldly declare, courageously pursue, and abundantly achieve the extraordinary.