Firsts can be our biggest challenges. First kid, first leadership role, first time CEO, first time entrepreneur, first time surfing, riding a bike, or a marathon are challenging. The struggle is two-fold; learning this new skill and the fear of learning this new skill. “What if” questions flood our minds. Often unaware, the person will start to live in the future and see worst-case scenarios. I have said before on my podcasts, “the most miserable business people I meet are big idea people, who are stuck in fear and can’t take that first step.”
The funny thing about making those first steps is there suddenly are people, resources, guides to help you along; you just haven’t noticed them before. Learn how to identify that fear and what to do about it.
Lastly, if you think you are fearless, guess again; you’re not.