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Does that sound phrase familiar in your head? Is that what you think when you see contests? Or when you want to enter into something new? You are not alone. But someone has to win, right? I won yesterday and I was so excited to win the contest over at BasicBlogTips !
I didn’t think I’d really win but thought “Why not?” and entered since I enjoy the site there by Ms. Ileane. It was not hard to enter as I first though it might be.
Many people throughout life do not enter into new things because they thing they will not “Win”, or are fearful it will be too hard. They are afraid to fail so they don’t take that first step. You just have to get in the mindset of “Why Not?” and “What do I have to lose?”
What would have happened to Babe Ruth when he struck out 1330 times and then gave up on his batting?
He never would have hit 714 home runs! Just remember that the next time you are contemplating a move. Think of Babe Ruth and let that thought guide you to accomplish what it is that you really want to do.
If you are afraid that you will not have enough time just do it and then you can always cut back afterwards. You can always change your mind midstream. No one will fault you for trying. But if you always sit on the sidelines you will always wonder, what if? What if I had tried to do that extra project or go that extra mile? What if I had applied for that job or asked that person to help me? If it’s not time but talent you are afraid of try to practice, and practice. If you really want to do it and enjoy it you will get good at it.
Things to do to get over your fears:
1) Let go of your ego – you really don’t need it!
2)Make a decision – write down the pros and cons and make that decision – give yourself a deadline
3) Stop Thinking Too Much – What will they think? Do you really think people are thinking about what you are doing all the time? They are too busy thinking about themselves or too busy just doing their own thing in life.
4) Practice – Whatever it is that you want to do practice it. It will give you the confidence to actually go out and do it.
A Mentor Along The Way
Have you had a mentor along the way through your life’s journey? Whether it be in your personal life, spiritual life or professional life a mentor can guide you through your life’s journey with some ease. A mentor can be a wonderful asset throughout your career and life.
A Good Mentor
A good mentor will show you the way so you don’t have to struggle in different directions. They will not do the work or journey for you like an enabler would but they will provide guidance and support.
I have had a few mentors along the way and this week one of my longest and favorite mentors is retiring from the job I work at in sales. It’s an ironic story since this mentor almost did not hire me at a previous job. His assistant manager recommended me. To this day I always remind him of it. He wanted to hire the blonde instead of me. We both had since left that daily newspaper 20 years ago to the one we both work for now.
- Patience. They do not get impatient with you.
- Listen. They know how to listen and let you talk.
- Ability to teach and not be afraid to have you know what they know. (no jealousy)
- Not afraid of letting you succeed.
- Wanting you to succeed.
- Accessible – you can reach them to ask questions anytime.
- Providing Guidance – not telling you what to do but recommending what you could do.
So I wish my mentor well in his retirement and I’m sure I will still be able to ask questions. I’ll have to stop and think first if the answer was already given to me at some point over the past 20+ years. I may find the answer was there already!
Do you have a mentor or are you a mentor yourself?
If you have had a tough week here is some inspiration for a Friday. Enjoy and don’t give up on yourself.
This book is written by a local women here in Rhode Island named Jayne M. DeRouin. I got to met her several months ago after reading her book at a function I attended for Fancy Scrubs. I read the book over the summer, sometimes at home and sometimes during my lunch break. It was a real stress release type of book. It made you think and relax. The book gives ideas on many areas of your life and how to keep them simpler. It’s the type of book you can go back and re-read. I found Jayne to be very inspiring! She was one of the inspirations for starting my blog.
Jayne teaches you how to live in the moment and to do what you were meant to do in life as she reveals her own personal life story. Jayne also guides you to be more consciously aware of the spiritual threads that exist in your everyday experiences. She changed her life by writing her book and now offers seminars on Keeping it Simple which I hope to attend soon. You can learn about her book chats, seminars and more on her Facebook page.
The Versatile Blogger Award came my way again. This time from Samantha Gluck over at FreelanceWritingDreams.com who I greatly admire. She does a terrific job of writing as a health care journalist. She writes accurate, cutting edge medical stories, content and to grow her business, All Media Freelance, LLC. Not only does she do all that but she has home schooled her children in Latin and ancient Greek language for 4 years. Talk about a talented versatile person! Samatha is truly an inspiration to all who want to follow their dreams and utilize their talents to the fullest.
You can check out my 15 picks for the Versatile Blogger Award. If you are on the list be sure to pass it along to your inspiring blogger. The rules of the award are posted there too.
Not only does she do all that but she has home schooled her children in Latin and ancient Greek language for 4 years. Talk about a talented versatile person! Samatha is truly an inspiration to all who want to follow their dreams and utilize their talents to the fullest.