As much as we are told that we need self-awareness to stay in control, we are often told that we don’t have to be so self-aware at all. It is true that we can still learn a lot from the people around us, but when you are in a constant state of self-awareness, you are probably living in a very small bubble.
I’ve been on many speaking engagements and meetings where I’ve been asked to speak about a topic. In many cases, I haven’t actually been asked to speak at all. I get asked, but I’ve always been afraid to. I’m the type of person who wants to take risks and experiment. But when I don’t take those risks, I often end up with a lot of information that I don’t really want.
It’s hard for me to tell the difference between knowledge and information. I think you can always pick up the latest news without knowing anything about it, but for me I would feel uncomfortable knowing that I knew so much about a topic that I may never share.
One of the reasons I avoid speaking is because I am afraid of getting ideas in my head that I dont want to share, or ideas that I know might be useful to someone else. I have a lot of ideas that I don’t want to share, and I have a lot of knowledge that I dont want to share. It’s hard to tell the difference between being afraid of making mistakes, and being afraid that you will make mistakes that no one else will ever understand.
Well, you shouldnt be afraid of making mistakes, but thats where most of your knowledge comes from. I think that most of the time when you hear someone say something that you know, you know, you know. It just sounds so much better, so much more powerful.
The reason I like this analogy so much is because it brings up a great point. If you are afraid that you will make a mistake or even worse that you will make a huge mistake, you are not living in the right mindset. You are living in the mindset that you are too afraid to make a mistake. What would you do if you were in that mindset? I would probably just keep my mouth shut, because I fear that no one would ever understand it.
It’s difficult to put into words, but this fear of making a mistake is what causes many people to avoid doing things. Maybe you’re just scared. Maybe you’re afraid of failure. Maybe you’re afraid of being alone. Maybe you’re afraid of that one person who is going to stop you, or that one person who will say something to you.
People who are afraid of making a mistake usually fear making mistakes so much that they don’t want to risk making things go wrong. And there’s also that other fear of not making your mistakes. What’s the point of having a successful business if you don’t have the courage to fail? You can’t make your mistakes if you don’t have enough failures to draw on.
To be honest, theres nothing bad about being afraid of making mistakes. Theres nothing wrong with being afraid of making mistakes. The difference is youre more afraid of making the wrong mistakes than you are of making the right mistakes. You can be a great business owner if you dont want to be a great business owner.
You know what is bad? Having too many mistakes. A lot of people want to be a great business owner if they dont want to fail. They want to be great but they dont want to be really bad. They want to be great but their mistakes make them stink.