I am about to finish John C. Maxwell’s new book, No Limits. If you have not read this book, order it now! It will increase your capacity to lead and succeed!
Here’s an excerpt from the chapter on “Risk Capacity”.
“I knew I needed to develop a process to deal with fear, so I did. It didn’t cure my fear, but it tamed it enough for me to keep taking risks. It goes like this:
- Identification: Who am I? I am a person of worth attempting to do something worthwhile.
- Action: What will I do? Take action and do the right thing regardless of feelings.
- Emotion: How will I proceed? I will allow my actions to shape my feelings.
My discovery? Each time I acted with courage and did what was right rather than giving in to what I felt, my will overcame my fears. My fears have never completely left me, but they no longer control me.”