4 Ways To Fight Fears that Cripple Your Success

Fear of Failure, Fear of Success, The Impostor Syndrome are fears that affect our success.  Do you suffer from these?  I wrote the speech linked here for my 10th Speech in the Competent Communicator manual for Toastmasters International. I am a member of a company Toastmasters Club.  Completing the CC as it is called is a big step for me.

Creating and launching the Goal Getting Podcast has been exciting and I have put a log of hard work in getting this launched.  I have achieved my goal that I set.  However, it wasn’t easy.  It should have been easier this time around. I did a podcast back in 2004.  It didn’t take me very long to get it up and running.

What made it hard this time?  It wasn’t the process.  It is easier now to get a podcast up and running.  What made it hard was fear.  I had been fighting the Impostor Syndrome big time!  What is the Impostor Syndrome?  It is when you have that nagging voice inside your mind saying things like:

“You’re not good enough to do a podcast!”  Who do you think you are, You don’t even have a college degree?”  “Who do you think will listen to you?”

These negative, limiting beliefs, can derail you while you are trying to achieve your goals.  I know, I fought it getting the podcast up.  I participated in a Q&A with Joel Boggess of Relaunch Podcast. I was talking about what was the hardest thing to get done as a new podcaster that hasn’t launched.  While talking with him and his wife Pei, he caught me off guard.

“I hear the Impostor in you talking…., You need to kick him out of your house and to the curb.”

When I finished talking to them, I realized they were right. I kicked the Impostor to the curb that day and went about Doing What Needed To Get Done, to launch the Goal Getting Podcast.

Soo Bee, Do Be, Do Be, Do

This speech, below, is one I wrote to explain how to overcome these fears that may be holding you back.  Listen to the speech.  If you are having problems with these same fears and you aren’t able to get over them.  Let me know.  Leave a comment below and tell us what you are having trouble with.  I want to help you be successful.

Remember! You can overcome the fears that keep you from being successful.  Let’s take a look at this:

4 Ways To Fight Fears that Cripple Your Success

  • Shoo Bee’liefs that are limiting, and the fears that cause them.
  • Do Be Definite in your purpose in life! – Know what you want from life and what you need to do to get there.
  • Do Be Demanding, of Life.  Tell life what you want and accept no substitutes.
  • Do It Now! Don’t just think about it, don’t just plan it, don’t get into Analysis Paralysis.  Execute It!

One of my favorite quotes that I read when I made my decision to act on my desires to start Goal Getting Podcast is this:

Never Mistake Motion for Action
– Ernest Hemingway

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Never Mistake Motion for Action! Ernest Hemingway - Goals need action to be Goals without action they are a fantasy.

Whenever you have fears that are threatening you, Sing along with me.

Shoo Bee Do Be Do Be Do, I am not afraid of you!   Shoo Bee Do Be Do Be Do – I am not afraid of you!

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About the author, Tony

I am the founder and host of Goal Getting Podcast. GGP was launched February 25, 2015.
I live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a professional speaker and you can find out more about what I speak about and hire me to speak to your organization by visiting www.TonyWoodall.com

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