Thursday, July 23, 2009

IN FEAR? Take the Focus Off You

In Fear? Take the Focus off You
Wake Up to Live with Desiree Leigh
When we get involved in doing something new, many times we become unsure about our abilities and what we are doing; we doubt, criticize, judge, whatever it may be. We are unsure about whether or not we are performing well. "Are we doing it right?" "What are others going to think?" etc, etc. I know this happens to me, and not just with something new either. It could be something that I have done for a while. But, there are certain days that this fear overwhelms me.

What I found to be most effective is to take the focus off myself, and instead, focus my complete attention on who and what I am serving. Whether it is the words on the paper I am writing on, the kayak and oars I am trying to maneuver in the water, or the people I am speaking to on the podium. In a way, it is the same instructions for acting. Take the focus off yourself and place it on the other person or thing you are wanting to influence.

It is that simple. Do you want to get out of the fear mode? Focus your attention on whatever you are doing, and how you can serve the other person or thing to the best of your ability, rather than 'how you are doing it' and 'if you doing it right'? It is a positive habit we need to learn to instill within us.

Wake Up to Live with Desiree Leigh

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