Updated: Aug 16, 2019
Do you remember when you were a few months old?…No? Ok, well let me jog your memory :)
It’s likely that at some point in your childhood you were sat in the middle of the floor with your mum and dad watching you play with your toys..all was going really well until you saw that bright shining object at the other side of the room and you wanted it.
The challenge was, how do you get from where you are sat to where you want to be in order to retrieve that bright shiny object. You couldn’t ask your mum and dad to just get it for you because you couldn’t speak, and you also didn’t know how to walk, so, what to do?
I’ll give you a clue, you started to crawl!
Even though at that point you had no idea what you were doing, no one had showed you how to crawl, you just somehow instinctively knew that if you moved your arms and legs about and wiggled a bit you would started moving in the direction of that bright shiny object.
Ok, so back to the present moment.
It seems to me after speaking with many clients over the years that what stops many of them from achieving their goals/dreams is a lack of confidence. It can be incredibly debilitating and after a while becomes a self fulfilling prophecy that you can’t do something because you don’t feel confident enough to do/try it.
So, now do you see where I’m going with this… Because as a baby, not only did you figure out how to crawl, you also eventually learnt how to walk, probably how to ride a bike, how to read and speak, and do a whole host of many other things.
The beauty of it all is that at the beginning you likely didn’t have a clue HOW you were going to do it, you just knew that inside of you was the desire to do something you had never done before, in order to have something you wanted.
Look how far you have come, if you hadn’t have first crawled across the carpet to retrieve that bright shiny object you wouldn’t have then gone on to learn everything you now know.
So remember, when confidence seems to be holding you back, remember all the things you have learnt since that first moment of crawling in your mum and dads front room even though at first you had no idea what you were doing or how the whole thing worked… you just did it!
And give yourself permission to do something now that you don’t know how to do. Know that as you stumble and fall along the way, you will pick yourself back up and eventually you will get to where you want to be and all the while you are learning something new win/win.. Baby Steps! ..
Till next time…