MYTH #10: I must never admit that I’m scared
TRUTH: You should admit it once in a while, it’s a good thing
“I’m never scared of anything. I’m the best, so why should I be?”
People who are never concerned are either dumb or kidding themselves.
Even the most successful people in the world are scared once in a while, and it helps them perform at their best.
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but triumph over it. The brave man is he who feels afraid, but conquers that fear” Nelson Mandella
A little fear is good
- All sky divers are nervous when they jump out of an aeroplane
- Even the fastest runners feel fear at the start of a race
Fear causes us to step up our game; to work harder and perform even better
What is the best thing to do when it happens?
ADMIT IT TO YOUR TEAM
Your team can probably pick up on it anyway, so it’s best to be honest with them!
Rather than pretending that you’re never scared or worried about anything…
Admit that you’re concerned, but that you are STILL going to try as hard as you can.
They’re probably thinking the same thing too, and you’ll find it will inspire them and bring the team together!
- How much more authentic would that sound?
- How much more respect will you gain?
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