Tag Archive: fear of failure

Nuke Plan “B”

You don’t need more options. Options distract focus, drain energy, and paralyze progress. Life is richer when failure matters. Vibrancy results from courageously choosing a path and closing the door on the rest.… Continue reading

Seven Ways Anxiety Helps You Win

Don’t avoid, reject, or smother anxiety. Use it to help you win. Dark emotions have been slandered way too long. Fear, anger, frustration and anxiety all have useful purposes. Use emotions. Don’t let… Continue reading

Seven Certain Steps for Dealing with Doubt

Doubt is a double edged sword, too much and you’re doomed, too little and you’re doomed. But, one thing is certain… Doubt-free leaders are dangerous. 3 reasons you have no doubts: You’re engaged… Continue reading

How to Say Yes to New Ideas Without Going Nuts

The trouble with new ideas are the ones that didn’t work. But, organizations that consistently kill new ideas drive nails in their own coffins. The bondage of old ideas is they worked, once. The issue… Continue reading

The Ten Principles of Permission-Giving

I’ve been asking permission all my life. I raised my hand, in first grade, to ask Mrs. Goodwin for permission to use the restroom. One finger meant I had one thing to do.… Continue reading

10 Secrets to Moving Forward While Falling Short

Image source Those who can’t fall short can’t move forward. The pursuit of excellence requires imperfection. Steps toward excellence are always inadequate. The nature of moving forward is you’re always falling short. Excellence… Continue reading