Common Energy Drainers

Here are some common things that drain our energy and emotions.

Fear:  Fear involves doing things that make you emotionally uncomfortable. For some, that may mean talking to strangers, saying hello to someone who may reject you. The thought of that creates a tremendous amount of fear in some people.

Here’s the first thing we have to realize about fear: The word FEAR stands for False Evidence About Reality. There are people who won’t even attempt sales as a career because they already have such an overwhelming fear of talking to strangers.

Others won’t push themselves into positions of management for fear of not being able to get others to follow their lead. Realizing that fear is “False Evidence About Reality” can help them overcome this. Live by the words, “Do what you fear most, and you control the fear.”

Rejection:  Rejection is part of business. Remember this:  No one has ever rejected you personally. They have rejected your proposal, the opportunity you are presenting, or maybe the skills you have to offer, but they are not rejecting you as a human being. It’s part of building character and building a business.

Disappointment:  When you are in sales and marketing, you are in the disappointment business. Why? Because people don’t always do what they say they are going to do. People will let you down. The key is to realize that you have chosen a field where disappointment happens. Rather than sit home at night being disappointed, learn how to let it go.

Guilt:  Many people are immobilized by guilt. If you decide to become an achiever and join the 5% of our population who are achievers–you’ll have to put in more time and effort, you’ll have to spend more time away from your family, perhaps work later and skip more meals and personal activities. That’s all part of being an achiever. If you are truly committed to being an achiever, don’t be guilty about it. Giving in to guilt is what creates non-achievers.

There is no reason to feel guilty about wanting to be successful.  There is more reason to feel guilty for not wanting to succeed—to your full potential.

Procrastination:  Procrastination is living yesterday, avoiding today and thus ruining tomorrow. If you have procrastination in your life, here are some ideas to avoid it: It takes time to affect a change. If you want to stop a bad habit or develop a new discipline, you must commit to changing it. By committing, you’ll gain strength and confidence and be able to eliminate procrastination from your life.

Live by these three words: Do it now. If there are things you procrastinate about, but you need to do them in order to achieve your goals, you need to make those three words your motto. Some people hate paperwork, some people hate details. Whatever your weakness is, tackle it first thing in the morning. Do it now. If you hate returning phone calls, make a game of it. Don’t let yourself go to lunch until you’ve returned at least three calls. Eventually, your hunger for food will overcome your fear of making the calls and you’ll just do it.

Understanding and preparing for these common stressors that impact your emotional stability will put you on the road to success. When you feel in control and able to handle the smaller, daily stressors, you’ll increase your self-image. When you feel better about yourself, you’ll strive to achieve balance in all areas of your life.



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