Think about it like this. Let’s say you consider yourself as a fairly resilient person and on a scale of 1-10 you can handle all challenges under an 8. Perhaps, because you consider your resilient mindset to be a solid 9 out of 10 in the game of mental warfare and mental power. So, what happens when a challenge shows up that is considered a 6 or a 7? Well, no problem, you deal with it, even if it is painful and tough you simply deal with it and move on.
Now, let’s say that you consider yourself as a resilient individual, on a scale 1-10 an 8!. Great! But what happens when a challenge 9 or 10 shows up? Well basically your f***** – excuse the French. And this is exactly what I do with people who come to train with me at my business development and personal development events, like my Beyond Business Mastery training program for business leaders and business owners.
What I do there is teach you to increase your confidence levels, trust levels and ability to handle challenges to far greater levels than prior to training with me. Because my belief is that if I can make you more resilient to handle challenges that you will inevitably face, then the greater your ability to make more impact and ultimately step further out of your comfort zone.
And here is the key: Most people don’t understand that if you want to have great results in business, life or relationships, you first need to step out of your comfort zone, then go through your fear zone and only then can you step into your growth zone. And that’s where the real magic happens. That’s why I make it my purpose to, frequently, do things that scare me. Whether it is jumping out of a plane (with a parachute of course!) or doing my annual Safari Leadership Experience in South Africa. All designed to make me and my clients bigger players, bigger leaders, bigger people, so that no challenge can ‘take us out of the game’.
Because the bigger person you become, the bigger challenges you can face and overcome. Meaning the greater success you will have. This month, Warren Buffet celebrated his 89th birthday, and I want to sum up this article with one of his quotes: “You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing things with logic. True power is restraint. If words control you, that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.’’