When's the last time you did something for the first time?
This is one of my favorite questions to ask myself. I've gone through some pretty long streaks without being able to give myself an answer.
And during those streaks, I've sucked.
I'd like to be able to answer that question every day with a new answer. It means I'm living with courage. It means I'm not stuck in any kind of a comfort zone.
Whenever I can answer this question consistently with new answers, my professional and personal life are going in a positive direction.
During these times, fear is a big part of it. Fear of the unknown, fear of looking stupid, fear of failure, fear of change, fear of success, fear of wasting my time, fear of physical, mental or emotional pain are all relevant.
But as these fears fill every cell in my body, I know I'm moving one step closer to getting to where I want to go.
Fear is an indicator I'm moving in the right direction. It tells me I'm exactly where I need to be.
Ask yourself this question? I bet the results of your past actions will have the same repercussions as mine.
Now commit to answering that question with new answers more than you ever have before. And take heart the words of Jack Canfield, "Everything you want is on the other side of fear."