You do it because you give yourself no other option.
You do it despite the thousands of thoughts streaming by in your head telling you not to.
You do it because given the alternative, you’ve learned to prefer this side of pain.
So you take a deep breath. You exhale slowly.
You knock on that door. You talk to that client. You take that risk. You risk NOT getting the result you’re looking for.
You risk making someone else feel negative emotions. (<–that’s a big one for me!)
You risk looking stupid.
And sometimes all of that comes true.
And sometimes you get exactly what you want.
Usually, it turns out that that thing you got–it was exactly what you were focusing on.
What are you focusing on?
What would need to happen in order for you to realize you care less about the failure than you do about the success?