I’m writing this article post B-School and I have to say the last couple of months have been pretty full on.
I’ve learnt so much and I’m busy taking what I have learnt and putting it into practice.
There was one interesting thing that came up repeatedly during my time with B-School. It’s something I could truly relate to which has been holding me back (which as it turns out holds a lot of people back).
So what is it?
It’s that annoying negative voice in each of our heads that tells us we are not good enough.
It tells us our ideas are terrible, it tells us our big dream won’t work. It asks – why would anyone listen to you?
No matter how you phrase it, the meaning is all the same.
You are not good enough.
This was a common theme that was raised during the live calls in B-School. Most of the people starting their online businesses or trying to get their first product out into the world felt the same way.
The revelation was when Marie Forleo mentioned that she still sometimes has that voice in her head. The interesting thing was her wording was different.
For Marie it went something like – What if my best work is behind me?
When I heard that I had an Aha moment. I realized that the negative voice in our heads affects everyone – even people who are extremely successful like Marie. Whilst she is on the success end of the spectrum, she still has the occasional feeling of insecurity.
We are all human. We all have our flaws and insecurities. We all have that negative voice in our heads telling us something nasty.
So how do we deal with that negative voice?
We can try to ignore it – though I wouldn’t recommend that, it’s a persistent little bugger.
Or we can acknowledge it and do one of two things. We can let it stop us from moving forward and doing what we truly want. In a nutshell, we can let it crush our hopes and dreams.
Or we can say screw you and get off our butts despite all of our fears and make amazing things happen.
Be prepared that negative voice will tell you it’s not that simple. It will try to over-complicate the issue.
But when it all comes down to it, it’s not complicated.
We do nothing or we go for it!
Whether we are starting out, bouncing back from a failure or already successful we choice how we respond to that voice.
We all have a choice.
I hope you pick door number two and go for it!
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