How to Get from Here to There? Risk!

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the power to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Sometimes I think this popular prayer, known as the Serenity Prayer, should have said, “the clarity to know the difference.” Because wisdom, at times, can almost seem other worldly – but clarity – clarity is definitely within our grasp.  Having the clarity to look at what we can and cannot change in our own lives is huge.

Despite our intelligence, talent, and best intentions, many of us get stuck in self-made ruts and have no idea how to extri­cate ourselves. Maybe you know all too well what those ruts are like, and what it’s like to be stuck. You may be stuck in a dead-end job, an unhealthy lifestyle, a career for which you feel no passion, a finan­cial mess, or a life without love. But why should you wait to live your vision of excellence? Why continue to sit on the sidelines and watch other people experiencing great joy, passion, and purpose? In other words, why stay stuck?

At its simplest, the answer is fear. More specifically, it’s the fear of taking risks. This is what I call Riskophobia. In my upcoming Telecourse on getting Unstuck, we’ll identify Riskophobic tendencies, and we’ll explore methods for overcoming fears around risk-taking. Many people have a pretty good idea of what they want to improve by the time they come to me as coaching clients or take one of my risk taking courses to improve their lives. Ironically, though, they’ll do almost anything to avoid what they perceive as the nearly impossible task of facing fear, overcoming resistance, and try­ing new behaviors. Often the hardest part is simply figuring out where to start the journey. Most of us have bought into our limiting assumptions for so long that we’ve built a whole mythology to support our errone­ous conclusions. So, let’s get assumptions and emotions out of the equation for a while by being as objective as possible about what’s actually working and what’s not working in your life. That will give us the clarity to begin in getting you unstuck.

For today, give yourself a gift and take one tangible step forward – register to be part of my Clarity Telecourse on February 16th. For an extra $50 I’ve also set up my shopping cart for you to invite a friend and build in some accountability along the way!  And Clarity + Accountability + Ending Limiting Assumptions, well that definitely equals a plan to get You Unstuck. To your continued and immediate success!

Libby Gill, Branding Expert, Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker and Best Selling Author of “You Unstuck – Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work and Life”