This week I did my second stand up comedy performance. I noticed a pattern emerging that is the same as a pattern I’ve experienced in trapeze and trampoline. And no, it’s not about pushing through fear.
To build confidence in doing anthing, you must do the thing. Beyond that, it’s the way you practice that builds confidence. Why sub-optimal conditions and failure are better vehicles to build confidence than perfect circumstances and success.
For any card-carrying member of the high achiever club, laziness is unthinkable. It’s not in our vocabulary or our DNA. But perhaps it should be. I am surprised to find myself proclaiming the merits of laziness.
The common wisdom that comparison is the thief of joy is not accurate. The problem is not comparison, but what we often attach to comparison.
What’s something that feels both entirely possible and yet beyond your reach? Here’s a 3-step process to get unstuck, plus 2 bonus steps to lock it in.
Celebrate the risk, not the result. If you’re willing to risk failure you can’t be mad at yourself when you fail.