When was the last time you climbed a tree? I mean really climbed a tree. The inner child in all of us sees a tree and immediately wants to climb it but at some stage of our life we stopped doing it. The question is…why?
Think back to when you were a kid and the life lessons that simply climbing a tree taught you. Remember the feeling you had of being the ruler of the world when you reached the highest point? Remember the feeling of being unstoppable and that you could achieve anything?
You knew that it would take some work along the way and you may fall down a few times. You also knew that if you persisted long enough and learnt from what hadn’t worked in the past that you would eventually get there. You took continual small action to get you to where you wanted to be. You didn’t expect to get the results right then and there. You were prepared to wait, you expected that it would take time.
Think about all of those simple life lessons that, over time, you’ve forgotten.
Now take a look at your life and your business. Have you stopped “climbing trees?” Have you tried once and it didn’t work out the way you wanted it too the first time around so you moved onto something else? Do you just not bother because it all seems too hard? Does the thought of starting as a beginner when there are experts around you make you feel inadequate? Are you afraid of failure or being judged? If so, then you’ve clearly forgotten the life lessons that drove you to the top of that tree!
It’s time to let go. When you look through the generations and research everyone who has lived fulfilled and successful lives, one of the things they have in common is the ability to fail but fail fast. When I feel fear I ask myself one simple question: is taking action on this matter going to kill me? No. If I don’t take action will my life change and can it get better? No.
If you’ve stopped climbing trees, I urge you to start again. This is how we grow, this is when life becomes better, this is what gets you to a place of Thriving in your life.
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