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The First Step Is Always The Hardest

The First Step Is Always The Hardest

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Taking the first step means going towards a different place. Somewhere new, where things may not go as we planned or expected. Taking the first step means exposing ourselves to failure and rejection.

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The Fear of Taking the First Step

The Fear of Taking the First Step

The fear of taking the first step is the main thing that sabotages our dreams, both big and small. It’s precisely in that first step where most people get stuck because fear takes a hold of us. However, if we get going, then our fears will magically dissolve. As soon as we hit the road, we’ll most likely end up realizing that we’re a lot more capable than we thought we were when we began.

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About What We Mostly Fear

About What We Mostly Fear

Fear is much more complex as there are different varieties that hold us back. Most people hold themselves back due to the fear of:

  1. The unknown
  2. Commitment
  3. Putting themselves out there
  4. Failing
  5. Actually succeeding
  6. Not being perfect immediately

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Key Takeaways PT. 1

Key Takeaways PT. 1

“We control our thoughts and our mind is a powerful tool in which we can use to our advantage. ” - Anonymous

  • Fear keeps us comfortable with where we are at, get out of our comfort zone.
  • It’s easier to stay in our routine because we know what to expect day in and day out, experience the unknown.
  • Committing to something takes a lot of work and immediate results are rare, however commitment brings progress.

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Key Takeaways PT. 2

Key Takeaways PT. 2

  • 99% of the world are consumers while we make up the 1% of creators, we’re bound to get judged and that’s okay.
  • Failure is only final if we don’t try or give up.
  • Don’t let the mindset of “More success = More problems” set you back.
  • You’ll never be perfect, enjoy the process of trial and error.
  • It’s all in our head, think and speak ourself into existence.

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