Planning for success is the cornerstone of leadership. But, in America, success planning has been done in an extroverted way. Learn how to use your introverted skills to plan for success, then implement that plan.
…”Some people use this acronym for fear:
False Evidence Appearing Real.
The last two words are huge: APPEARING REAL. Ever have someone jump out and scare the living daylights out of you? The evidence was false, they were not going to hurt you, but it sure Appeared Real in that instance, didn’t it?!
However, after you gave your friend or family member some “physical education,” you got over it and moved on with your day. Although it appeared real in the moment, you later realized it was false.
The alternative is letting fear freeze you, and your life not changing. But you are not reading this book because you want to stay where you are. You have conquered a part of your fear just by reading this far. Give yourself a pat on the back; you have already taken a step forward. Conquering fear is like eating an elephant. You just have to do it one bite at a time.
What would your vision of the future be if nothing could stop you? What if you had the time, money, knowledge, assistance, and fear was not a factor? Where would you be in 90 days, six months, or five years? What would that look like? Answering these questions is the beginning of your strategic vision.