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What's Stopping You: Why Smart People Don't Always Reach Their Potential and How You Can, 2nd Edition by Robert Kelsey

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SEVEN STEPS TO NAVIGATING FEAR OF FAILURE

Step One: Discover Your True Values

Visualizing your goals could lead you in the wrong direction without first establishing your true values.

  • Research your values across a long-enough timeframe to span different moods and needs (for example, Sunday family get-together, Monday meeting, Friday socializing, etc.).
  • Focus on discovering what is truly important to you: health, intellect, friendship, family, success, etc.
  • Also ask why? The why answers provide a firmer foundation for the resulting document: Your Constitution – the creation of which is your core concern for Step One.
  • Your Constitution should be a bullet-pointed statement about what you stand for. There are no limits on the number of points, and ...

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