We all have our moments of doubt and it is completely normal to have them. On the other hand, if you allow those moments of doubt to turn into continual procrastination, the results and success you achieve diminish.
So how can you stop procrastinating and start achieving?
Any time we have to take a decision there are going to be areas of uncertainty. Of course you need to be mindful of pitfalls as a leader. At the same time, if you over-think, you worry yourself out decision and action taking.
At the end of the day there are two simple but highly effective questions you can ask yourself. The first one is what is the worst that can happen? The second question is what is the best that can happen? In my experience asking these questions can get you from stuck to action.
Leadership is all about making things happen and to make things happen you have to be ready and willing to take balanced risks. Once you accept that this is just how it is you reduce the pressure on yourself.
Taking action builds confidence, just in the same way continuous repetitions with weights builds muscle. Start becoming an action taker and building the action habit. Small successes lead to more action and more achievement.
The Bottom Line: Everyone has fears and doubts. The most successful push through despite their fears and doubts.
Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements Ltd helps professional people become great leaders . Sign up for his free 6 part audio e-course .
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.