Low stakes goals

Low stakes goals

Don’t pick goals where the stakes are low. Failing in a safe zone is just a clever way of holding yourself back.

If you fail inside your comfort zone, it's not really a failure, it's just maintaining the status quo. If you never feel uncomfortable, then you're never trying anything new.

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Just because you don’t like where you have to start from doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get started.

Feelings of fear and uncertainty have a way of making you feel unprepared. Consider the opposite: How long will you put off what you’re capable of doing just to maintain what you’re currently doing?

Nobody is rooting for you to fail

Maybe you'll succeed. Maybe you'll fail. For the most part, nobody cares one way or the other.

The world is big and you are small, and that means you can chase your dreams with little worry about what people think.

Don't make uncertain things, certain

Stop acting like failure is certain. It’s not.

Who says you’re going to fail? Just because someone else got rejected from that job doesn't mean you will.

The only real failure

 ... is not taking any action in the first place.

You don’t need to be great at what you do, you just need to be the one person who actually decides to do it.

Fear-based decision making

It's when you let your fears or worries dictate your actions (or, in most cases, your lack of action).

The unfortunate result is that you don't do the things that you say are important to you.

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Life isn't perfect for anyone, and being your best self makes the daily challenges, struggles, and stress easier to handle.

You need to step back and look at the big picture, finding out if the elements of your life are lined up with what matters to you and what you believe in. Alignment is not about perfection, but direction.

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Self-created struggles

See life as it is, without all the ideals and fantasies you’ve been preoccupied with.

The vast majority of our struggles are self-created, and we can choose to overcome them in an instant.

  • General doubt: uncertainty over things happening outside of and around you.
  • Self-doubt: uncertainty within yourself, about your own abilities and decisions. 
General doubt can be good when it forces you to think critically. But self-doubt almost always gets in your the way.

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