Scared and Excited In Equal Measure

by Brett Davidson, Founder, FP Advance | May 10, 2018
What’s your big goal for yourself and your business? If you shared it would it scare you and excite you in equal measure?

Tips From The Coalface, May 2018

I was doing some business planning work with a firm recently. One of the questions I posed was where they might want to be in 10 years time, and I asked them to think big.

They did. Their objective was a real stretch.

A coach I worked with used to say that when setting a big goal, if you feel scared and excited in equal measure, you’re probably on the right track. Too much fear and we fail to act. Not enough fear and there’s no excitement.

I asked this group of owners how scared they felt on a scale of 1 to 10.

None of them felt very scared. I wondered why. This was a heck of a stretch they were considering for themselves.

I said, “So, if we went and told the world this is what you were going to go after, would you still feel the same way?”

Now they were scared; in just the right proportion.

That’s the thing isn’t it. If we don’t tell anyone our big goals there’s no accountability. Clearly we don’t just blab them to everyone. We need to share with people that have earned the right to hear our plans, especially when the plans are new and we’re feeling a bit vulnerable.

What’s your big goal for yourself and your business? If you shared it would it scare you and excite you in equal measure?

That’s the test.

Brett Davidson
Brett-Davidson
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