It’s time for “Guest Post Friday!” On Fridays, I feature tips from other individuals who have helpful input about the mental side of fitness, training or life. All of the other posts on this site come from my brain, so I like to share different perspectives (especially so that you don’t get too tired of my ramblings).
Enjoy this post by Joe Girard about why even the best can struggle to reach their potential.
Why do high achievers struggle with their mindset and breaking through next level barriers?
“High Achievers need to become more vulnerable
The biggest lesson I’ve learned personally in the past few years is that it’s okay to be vulnerable. In fact, to stretch and grow, you should absolutely spend some time learning to be vulnerable. The ability to ask for help, admit you don’t understand something, and confessing mistakes should be a set of values that high achievers completely embrace.
A few things happen when you embrace vulnerability:
1) Mental freedom:
You free up excess mental space in your head because you remove the worrisome thought patterns. It’s liberating to not have to always be perfect. By allowing yourself to admit when you don’t know something, or apologize for an action, you remove that entire secondary game we all play in our heads to try to protect ourselves from danger and you actually regain focus on what matters.
“Almost without exception, overwhelming feelings of insecurity are in our own minds.”
2) Empowerment of Others:
Sometimes it’s tough to be vulnerable because it could perhaps feel like a selfish thing. So make it about how you can help others!
High achievers have others that look up to them. When you don’t show any weakness, you perpetuate an inauthentic concept of perfection and actually cause others to have increased anxiety. Lead by example. Take the bold step of being vulnerable and send a powerful message to your peers – inviting them to do the same.”
To read the rest of the article, visit Joe’s site HERE.
About The Author: Joe Girard lives in BC, Canada and is a sales performance, psychology and mindset coach. He owns the site JoeGirard.ca and helps you take action to achieve your goals. Visit his blog for some more amazing tips.
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