You know that old saying that motivation is like Chinese food? It’s great, but a couple of hours later you’re hungry again.
Zig Ziglar had the perfect comeback to this: “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
When it comes to overcoming fear of rejection, it must become a daily ritual in order to truly change how you react. (Not to mention to start getting better results.)
Unfortunately too many people – because of fear – put off making calls for days and weeks and then end up trying to spend 12 hours in one day trying to make up for lost time.
And that never happens!
Plus, it does absolutely nothing to help with fear. That’s like trying to go to the dentist and get a teeth cleaning that takes all day so that you don’t have to go back for five years.
The answer of course, is to do a little each day.
If you have fear and anxiety about making calls, break it into small pieces.
- Day One: gather the names and numbers of the three people you want to call. That’s it.
- Day Two: make your first call. Be very clear about your agenda. Know what you want to ask. But no matter what the outcome, celebrate your activity.
- Day Three: make one or two more calls to the next people on your list.
Doing a little bit each day slowly reduces the fear, adds confidence, and solidifies a habit.
Back to food for a moment. Big meals are great (especially Chinese!) but when it comes to truly overcoming fear – just like in dieting, it is done much more successfully by eating many small meals throughout the day.
Hope this helps.
Still feeling like you can’t get past your fears?
Maybe you’re too focused on what other people think? Read this post: Stop Letting What Others Think Rule Your Life.
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