Almost everyone I know who has achieved greatness in something, be that business, sports, the arts, they all began their journey to escape something.
Generally, it’s a feeling of not feeling enough.
But instead of letting this insecurity break them, they use it as a fuel to drive them.
We do more to avoid pain than to gain pleasure, so a driver to avoid pain is more likely to get you moving than a driver to gain something you want.
Essentially, insecurity is often what it takes to gain traction.
However, insecurity also has its dark side too.
In my experience, ‘successful’ people who remain driven by insecurity end up miserable, sad, isolated.
So maybe the key to success is to accept insecurity as a driver early on, to use it to fuel us, but to remain aware of when that story has run its course, then to change gears.
Feeling good in yourself is what it takes to sustain momentum and to be happy.
Perhaps we need both the dark and the light.
I’m in my office at the moment. This morning I’ve planned next week, had multiple meetings and worked on some strategic moves for my business.
I used to be all about winning at everything I was involved with.
Many ‘entrepreneurs’ I meet just want to be the ‘big ideas’ person. They’re not interested in the little stuff.
In life people always talk about getting ‘ahead of the curve.’
Something had to get out of the way for everything good that is in your life.
We worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.