It Kills More Dreams Than Failure Ever Will …. Crush Doubt!

It’s nature vs nurture at battle in your career everyday.  When you left college you had dreams and a blank canvas.  What happen?

Check out this 2016 article titled “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will” and find it here:

Doubt Kills More Dreams Than Failure Ever Will


It is your DOUBT that begins a cyclical and performance limiting process. Doubt, and the lack of faith and belief, leads to failure or lower performance. The result can be a set of lower expectations and a new tighter frame.

Overcoming Doubt:

How can you overcome debilitating doubt? I’ve found two simple concepts to help clients and mentees successfully quell the little voice inside.

  1. Work Backwards. Start with your vision output and work backwards to where you find yourself today. Being able to see the incremental steps, sometimes very small steps, helps break down what can seem to be a monumental task or goal.
  2. Adopt Continuous Improvement As A Lifestyle. Once you embrace failure as an opportunity to improve, your outlook and belief system can completely change. Adopting a forward looking posture that rewards incremental progress can be very liberating!

Finally, there is no better illustration of frames and setting expectations than this insightful post and video from a {LIFE}BUZZ staffer Sheyla. Take a moment to watch this powerful video and post…..

Check out this terrific post from {LIFE}BUZZ:

“Strangers Wrote Their Biggest Regrets….They All Used the Same Three-Letter Word”

About Mike McNamara:

Mike has held C-Suite, Executive and Senior Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and General Management roles with Cox Enterprises, WW Grainger, and Federal-Mogul Corporation. Mike has led sales, service and operations organizations of over 1,500 associates and accountable for P&L responsibility in excess of $250M.

Dedicated to giving back, Mike formed a Private Group in 2009 with the sole intent of providing pro bono career and business consulting services. Today he coaches a number of high profile media personalities as well as holding advisory board positions guiding a number of multimedia and small business startups.

Mike earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University. He is a past chapter President of the American Marketing Association. Mike and family split time between their adopted state of Missouri and family home in NW Michigan where their philanthropic causes include The Kingdom House – St Louis, BACN in Benzonia, MI., and Samaritan’s Purse, Boone NC.

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