Take Action to Overcome FEAR

by Bill Mansell on November 4, 2011 | One Minute Motivators

Fear is the greatest enemy of any professional. Fear of looking silly prevents many from giving enthusiastic effort. Fear of rejection causes an otherwise excellent sales person to dread cold calling. In fact, statistics show that over half of the sales presentations in America end with no attempt to close whatsoever. Why? Fear of failure. Fear, fear, fear.It can leave us paralyzed and ineffective.

What is the cure for fear? ACTION! If you are afraid of rejection, make more cold calls. If you fear ridicule, make your actions audacious and dynamic. If you worry about failure, sharpen your skills and then use them.
Theodore Roosevelt put it this way:

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered with failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”

The truth is, most of the things we worry about never come to pass. The word FEAR could accurately be made into an acronym which stands for False Evidence Appearing Real. So why worry? Take decisive action to cure worry and overcome fear.

Bill Mansell is president of MindPerk, Inc., one of the web's largest resources for self improvement and business training. A dynamic speaker and success coach, Bill is the author of a weekly blog titled, One Minute Motivators. Bill helps companies and organizations inspire and motivate their team members to consistently achieve more. His contagious enthusiasm has helped people from all walks of life to reach and exceed their goals.

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Ashley December 7, 2011

Magnificent! (As usual. 😛 )


Darren November 4, 2011

Sometimes I get so worried I can’t do anything! Thanks for the encouragement.


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