Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Do everything you can to get beyond fear in your life and work. ~Michael Linenberger

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Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere! ~Albert Einstein

Today's Brilliance

Michael Linenberger

Michael Linenberger

Michael is a renowned international speaker, management consultant, and author of 4 books including Total Workday Control Using Microsoft Outlook.

If today were my last day on Earth and I could share 500 words of brilliance with the world, here are the important things I'd want to pass along to others...

My highest teaching is this: do everything you can to get beyond fear in your life and work. By doing that, you will find greater success than you can imagine.

Fear holds us back like nothing else. But it's so tough to root out because it's pervasive in our lives—it's in our relationships, our self-image, and, especially, in our work. The work-related fears can be the worst: fear of not making enough money, not being successful, not meeting the expectations of others (usually our boss), or fear of being judged harshly by those around us.

Any one of these fears can stop us. Why? Because they cut us off from our inner guidance and our intuition, and they lead to what I call "disconnected action"—action taken without the support of our deepest talents. That leads to poor decisions, less effective results, and often to mistakes—sometimes serious ones.

So how do we get beyond fear?

My counsel is, do not trust the impulse to act when you feel dr...

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