#SteveHarvey Advice: Jump by @toninelsonbiz

#SteveHarvey Advice: Jump

by Toni Nelson

The other day I was watching Steve Harvey as he was interviewing two young dancers. What the little girl said made me stop in my tracks. Basically she said she wanted to be perfect. In essence she didn’t want to make mistakes.

Think of all the pressure she put on herself.

It made me think of many adults who want to start or grow their business but they are afraid to make mistakes.

The big question is: How do you overcome the fear of making mistakes?

There’s no doubt about it, the fear of making mistakes can cripple you. This fear can keep you from developing and maintaining wonderful relationships. It can limit your potential career-wise, and create mental stress and anxiety that can lead to physical problems. So, how do you overcome the fear of making mistakes? Let’s take a look at some steps you can follow.

Realize That You Are Going to Make Mistakes

First and foremost you must understand that we are imperfect and as such we will make many mistakes.

For example if you want to accomplish something you’ve never done before you might make some mistakes along the way.   Wanting to achieve your goal will help you push through but always remember, you are not the only one who’s ever made a mistake. Everyone does. Come to grips with this unavoidable fact of life and move past it.

Understand That No One Is Watching, and No One Really Cares

Many times, people are afraid of making mistakes because of what others will think about them. The truth is people don’t have their eye on you 24/7 waiting for you to make a mistake. As wonderful as you are, the world is not centered around you. Your mistakes are your own, no one else’s. It may be a sobering reality, but the world is not waiting for you to fail so they can laugh at you. In most cases, no one is concerned about your failure but you.

In the Steve Harvey show mentioned above he also talked to a woman who wanted to start her own business. She already had some clients, it was her life long passion and he told her to “jump”. It was interesting that he said many people want to do things but they are afraid to “jump”.

Don’t let the fear of what other people think of you prevent you from “jumping”.

Failure Can Lead to Life-Changing Success

Thomas Edison failed a reported 1,000 times before he invented the light bulb. In school his teachers said he was “too stupid to learn anything”. He was fired from his first two jobs because he was unproductive. What if Edison had given into those early mental setbacks and stopped inventing?

I’m sure you’d agree that one of the most important inventions of human history came about because Edison couldn’t care less whether or not he failed. When a reporter once asked him how it felt to fail 1,000 times before he successfully discovered how to harness electricity for light, Edison said, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”

I love that statement, don’t you?

Understand That Failure Never Produces the Disastrous Results You Are Picturing in Your Mind

Our minds are hardwired to protect us. When you contemplate failing at a certain endeavor, you inevitably over-exaggerate the results of a possible failure in your mind.

Think about the times you’ve failed in the past. Odds are the horrific outcome you had created in your mind was blown way out of proportion. The results of failure are almost never as disastrous as we expect they will be.

Don’t let the fear of failure hold you back.

Take the necessary steps for you to “jump” and see how far you can go.

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Don’t let the fear of failure hold you back.

Take the necessary steps for you to “jump” and see how far you can go.


Toni NelsonHello I’m Toni Nelson an Award winning Videographer/Photographer, Author, Speaker, Business Coach and Online Trainer.

I help entrepreneurs and service based businesses by creating videos, logos and other graphic elements to grow brand awareness so your message, your story, your statement is seen and heard locally, globally, 24/7.

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