Here’s Why Now Is The Time To Work On Your Goals
Updated: Jul 22
Entrepreneurs do not fall from the sky but they build skills of entrepreneurship within them. To be an entrepreneur, you have to take action NOW. Here’s why...
Think of one big thing you would love to do but haven't. Then ask yourself what's stopping you. Chances are, it's fear — of navigating new territory, of turning your life upside down...and of failing. Who hasn't wished at times for a magic fearlessness potion, something you could gulp down that would instantly transform you into Gutsy Girl? But lacking magic and with the world in an uncertain state, it's tempting to stay in your bubble and put off going after those dreams. Well, we've got a secret for you: It takes only one leap of faith to propel your life forward for the better.
And here's the really counterintuitive part: This is actually the best time ever to do something fierce and bold. What, now? you're probably thinking. When my best friend got canned last week and everyone says the economy's totally whacked? Yes, now. When things are changing a lot — and quickly — it's scary, but it also opens the door to unexpected possibilities. "Times of upheaval can indeed lead to major positive shifts in our lives," says Arianna Huffington, author of On Becoming Fearless
The upside of the downturn is that it may force you to confront your darkest fears and push through them. As the president's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, put it: 'You never want a serious crisis to go to waste — and what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you thought you could not do before.'"
So how do you incorporate that inspiration into your own life? New research is showing that you don't have to be born brave to act that way. Instead, you can crib some crucial ballsy skills from people who do come by their fearlessness naturally. Read on for the four key ways to tap in to your inner tigress. And remember this: "The survival skill of the 21st century is going to be dealing with change," according to psychologist Frank Farley, PhD, an expert on thrill seekers at Temple University. Get ready not only to survive but to thrive.