Walking a tightrope seems like an impossible feat. What's it take to make it to the other side?
The ability to overcome fear - A great acronym for fear is False Evidence Appearing Real. First make a plan to accomplish your task, walking the tight rope, climbing that mountain, landing that big account. Dream big and create small incremental action steps. Create an action plans that outlines your monthly goals, then break them down into weekly goals and again into daily tasks.
Step out of your comfort zone- The most growth happens when you take a leap into the unknown. Don't confuse this with jumping off your tightrope either. Identify your weaknesses, and make a decision to strengthen those areas of your life. Expand your horizons and feel rewarded.
Work to improve your skills- Try to schedule time every week to learn or practice. Think of practice, as maintenance. You have your car maintenance done to ensure that it works properly, so why wouldn't you consider mastering the skills necessary to generate success.
Focus on your target - Life is a process, not an event. Long-term focus and planning is more about understanding the impact of short-term decisions than about long term decisions themselves. Maintain reasonable expectations. As Tony Robbins said "One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular."
Slowly and consistently move forward- Success is different to each individual. Don't be surprised if you receive resistance to your goals. Better yet, expect it, shrug it off and keep moving.
See you on the other side.