I wish I could claim this topic / title as original, but I can’t. So, rather than trying to paraphrase, I truly hope that you will click here and read the entire post from Michael Hyatt. There is no way that I could improve his thoughts on the topic. Really. Do it now.
Interesting coincidence is that as I read his blog post yesterday…I was coping with fear over a conversation that I needed to initiate. I found my inner conversations spinning around what the other person might say and what I should say to the different responses. While some of that type of thinking is good (i.e. it is best to enter a conversation prepared rather than unprepared), the emotional cost of my inaction was beginning to become destructive.
So, I called.
We talked for no longer than 5 minutes. There was no conflict after all. It seems as though I wasted a lot of needless energy due to my fear.
So, read his blog. Then act.
Thanks for listening.