1 - Get out of your comfort zone
Yes indeed! I never thought one day I would really be leading teams and managing an organization, or even singing in public with a band of my own. In order to do that i really had to get out of my confort zone and starting to do things I had never done before. This was the best thing I could’ve ever done, because the results were all worthy! I still consider I’m working out of my comfort zone as an External Relations Director because there is a lot to learn about this position and to put in practice.
2 - Fail
Of course! Before I started to sing in bars and earning money I went to a lot of auditions for musical theatres and I also tried to enter in Conservatório de Música de Lisboa. I was told “no” a lot of times. The question is, if I had quitted, I would have never got the chance to experience living my dream, even that in a small and particular way with my own band.
3 - Try again
So, this is related with what I wrote previously. We have to be willing to try over and over again, even if we are afraid of failling.
4 - Believe in yourself
This one is one of the most important ones. If you don’t believe in yourself nobody will. You must build a way of self-discovery in order for you to know your strengths and weaknesses and take advantage of them. This particular lesson is very present in AIESEC, because each time we run for a leadership position we must answer to a lot of questions that require this type of self awareness. And of course, if you want to take responsibility for yourself and others, you must believe that you can do it!
5 - Talk about your fears
On the contrary that you might think, talking about your fears it’s not a sign of weakness. It’s an act of courage and humbleness. We are all humans and we are made of dreams and fears. In my personal opinion, sharing them bonds you to people and opens windows of opportunity for getting the help you need. And sometimes, all the help we need is to have someone who listens. At the moment I’m afraid of not being capable to accomplish some of my 2012/2013 goals but I won’t give up on them! And if I don’t succeed, I just must be willing to try it again :)
What are your fears? What do you do to beat them? Are you living with fearlessness?
Life is great when you overcome your fears.
Lots of Love,