How to Gain Confidence with the Domino Effect

Non-doers are incredibly good at coming up with reasons not to do something.

Often, there is a lack of action because there is a lack of confidence. Non-doers are often bogged down with  a feeling of not being good, smart, athletic, skinny or talented enough; or whatever other reasons we can magically pull out of our excuse box.

Wrong. 

Let’s say you’ve always wanted to learn how to dance the Argentine Tango but are too scared because you don’t think you’re graceful, coordinated or athletic enough. Everybody at the class might be way better and you don’t want to look stupid in front of them. So you talk yourself out of it.

How do you think those people got so good at the Tango? Were they all that good right away? Hell no. Most of them probably stepped on their partner’s toes, danced like robots or danced completely off beat when they started. But here’s the difference between the doers and non-doers. Are you ready? They started.

Introduction to the Pursuit of Imperfection

Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is – everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
-Steve Jobs

If you’ve been living a life of non-doing, playing it “safe” and postponing going after what you want in life because you’re afraid you might fail and other people will think you’re incompetent, then welcome.

First, you need to know that failure is a good thing.

Second, you are cable of achieving great things. 

Third, the only person that needs to think you’re good enough is you. 

Maybe you’ve been quietly living life unnoticed because you wouldn’t know to do if you were noticed. Maybe you think great things are only for other people and although you’re generally a good person, you’re not capable of deserving of great things.