As we go through life and our careers accumulating hurts, stuff and solace, we will rarely let go of anything. We hold onto tragedies like prized possessions, rarely relinquishing our tight grip. We had more “stuff” and create stories where we interpret what is happened into “meaning.”
That failure we had at the meeting to speak up lingers over us more powerfully than it should.
That slight we felt in the men’s room or ladies room when someone didn’t speak to us causes us to hold back in every further interaction with that person.
The anger that we feel when we are or our opinion is “passed over,” stings mightily for years to come.
We rarely use these events to propel us forward. We use them as excuses to hold ourselves back.
If every quarterback who was sacked start to tell themselves stories about why they should throw the ball downfield for a score, football games or become boring. If every batter struck out stop trying to get on base, baseball teams would never win.
You’ve got to get back in the game in order to become great and fulfill your destiny.
When were you planning on starting?
Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019
ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.
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