Sometimes when I am coaching someone, we reach a very stubborn obstacle.  The obstacle holds my client back, unable to move, unable to advance.  This is what the client usually says:

"I want to do XYZ, but I am so nervous."

I’m sorry, but being nervous is not a good excuse.

You can either love your desire ("I want to do XYZ…"), or you can love your fear ("…but I am so nervous.").

But you have to choose.  Which one are you going to love more?

When you are on your deathbed, you will look back at your life.  

Do you want to say, "I got what I wanted", or do you want to say, "I let fear rule my life"?

You only get to choose one.  Which one will it be?

About Matt Krause

Matt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank, and Reckitt Benckiser. He also walked across Turkey and wrote a book about it.