Self confidence is one of the keys to career and life success that I discuss in Straight Talk for Success. If you want to become self confident, you need to do three things: 1) become an optimist; 2) face your fears and deal with them; and 3) surround yourself with positive people.
Today, I’d like to focus on fear – that uncomfortable feeling that prevents you from taking the action necessary to get what you want in life.
Today is Wednesday, so this post is on outstanding performance.
Napoleon Hill was, and still is, a giant in the success field. According to Wikipedia, he "Was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich, is one of the best-selling books of all time. Mr. Hill's works examined the power of personal beliefs, and the role they play in personal success. ‘What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve’ is one of his hallmark expressions."
"Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right'. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along."
— Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) Author, personal success pioneer
Last week, a friend of mine left her full-time job to pursue her dream - starting a jewelry line. We had been discussing the possibility of her doing this for the past 4 years. When I asked her why now, she gave me an interesting answer.