We all have ambitions and future goals, which also means that we have people we admire or idolize. These people are usually in the position that we hope to be in, therefore we pay close attention to their lives because we relate so strongly to them.

However, the sad thing for a lot of people is that they never remove themselves from the admirer position. They get comfortable watching others in the spotlight and the bridge between who they are and who they want to be never gets crossed.

It sounds obvious, but in every individuals life, there has to be a point where you go from idolizing others, to being idolized yourself.

This is easier said than done. Getting comfortable and watching the show roll on is easy to do. For example in order to bridge the gap from watching TV to being on TV takes a lot of work.

You’ll need confidence, bravery, belief, a relentless work ethic and more. In order to sit in the same chair and continue watching TV, little effort is required. You’re able to remain in your comfort zone and for most people this is a safer and a much more appealing option.

But this is why it’s so difficult to go from an admirer, to someone that others admire. It’s the taking action part that always gets in the way.

Tomorrow turns into next week, next week becomes next month, and the following year your excuse is “It’s too late.”

If you truly want something, no matter how afraid you are, you have to take that first blind leap.

If your dream is being a professional singer, then there comes a time when you have to get up on stage and sing in front of a crowd of people.

If you want to be a professional YouTuber, there comes a time when watching others has to stop, and your camera needs to get turned on.

Being as good as the industries best isn’t the issue, making progress is. Once you get over that initial mental barrier of “Do I have what it takes to do this?” Everything becomes effortless and as normal as breathing.

Look at any news reporter. They may be 60 years old reading in front of millions of people without breaking sweat. Yet at 20 in the beginning of their career they may have been scared to even speak to people face to face.

It’s like riding a rollercoaster for the first time. Your brain is relentlessly telling you this is a bad idea, or coming up with possible senarios where you could die. Yet after that first ride, you can’t wait to go again.

The reason for this, is because you now know everything was okay. It’s the fear of the unknown that prevents so many from becoming who they want to be. They’ll say that their idol makes it look easy, but this is because they’ve had more practice at the elite level.

The hardest thing to do is have an attempt when you’re a novice. It’s easy to keep doing what we know we’re good at. But it takes a very brave person to place themselves in uncertainty with the aim of improving, even though there’s a risk that they might face ridicule.

 

Crossing That Bridge

If you do finally build up the courage to cross that bridge then you’ll thank yourself in the future. Getting the courage to do so, usually comes from anger towards what’s holding you back.

As Will Smith said, he’s scared of the fear of fear. What he means is that, he’s scared that his fear may stop him doing what he wants to do in life.

When you think about it, it’s quite a pathetic reason to not do what you want to do. The reason you’re not where you want to be in life, is because your brain is your biggest hurdle.

This is the conclusion that so many successful people draw prior to their rise. They get tired of not being where they want to be and they end up hating their own fear, which leads to them breaking through.

A salesman who’s scared of making calls or knocking on doors would starve, therefore he’s forced to breakthrough his fear, or face going without food.

An actor who’s scared of reviews and not being good enough may hide away for a few years. However after a few terrible experiences in a job he hates, the poor reviews suddenly seem to be worth the risk.

You have to get to the point where the fear of not doing what you want to do, outweighs the fear of not being good enough. At this moment, the reward outweighs the risk and fear becomes irrelevant.

This is the beginning of most success stories, and where idols become rivals!

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We all have ambitions and future goals, which also means that we have people we admire or idolize. These people are usually in the position that we hope to be in, therefore we pay close attention to their lives because we relate so strongly to them.

However, the sad thing for a lot of people is that they never remove themselves from the admirer position. They get comfortable watching others in the spotlight and the bridge between who they are and who they want to be never gets crossed.

It sounds obvious, but in every individuals life, there has to be a point where you go from idolizing others, to being idolized yourself.

This is easier said than done. Getting comfortable and watching the show roll on is easy to do. For example in order to bridge the gap from watching TV to being on TV takes a lot of work.

You’ll need confidence, bravery, belief, a relentless work ethic and more. In order to sit in the same chair and continue watching TV, little effort is required. You’re able to remain in your comfort zone and for most people this is a safer and a much more appealing option.

But this is why it’s so difficult to go from an admirer, to someone that others admire. It’s the taking action part that always gets in the way.

Tomorrow turns into next week, next week becomes next month, and the following year your excuse is “It’s too late.”

If you truly want something, no matter how afraid you are, you have to take that first blind leap.

If your dream is being a professional singer, then there comes a time when you have to get up on stage and sing in front of a crowd of people.

If you want to be a professional YouTuber, there comes a time when watching others has to stop, and your camera needs to get turned on.

Being as good as the industries best isn’t the issue, making progress is. Once you get over that initial mental barrier of “Do I have what it takes to do this?” Everything becomes effortless and as normal as breathing.

Look at any news reporter. They may be 60 years old reading in front of millions of people without breaking sweat. Yet at 20 in the beginning of their career they may have been scared to even speak to people face to face.

It’s like riding a rollercoaster for the first time. Your brain is relentlessly telling you this is a bad idea, or coming up with possible senarios where you could die. Yet after that first ride, you can’t wait to go again.

The reason for this, is because you now know everything was okay. It’s the fear of the unknown that prevents so many from becoming who they want to be. They’ll say that their idol makes it look easy, but this is because they’ve had more practice at the elite level.

The hardest thing to do is have an attempt when you’re a novice. It’s easy to keep doing what we know we’re good at. But it takes a very brave person to place themselves in uncertainty with the aim of improving, even though there’s a risk that they might face ridicule.

 

Crossing That Bridge

If you do finally build up the courage to cross that bridge then you’ll thank yourself in the future. Getting the courage to do so, usually comes from anger towards what’s holding you back.

As Will Smith said, he’s scared of the fear of fear. What he means is that, he’s scared that his fear may stop him doing what he wants to do in life.

When you think about it, it’s quite a pathetic reason to not do what you want to do. The reason you’re not where you want to be in life, is because your brain is your biggest hurdle.

This is the conclusion that so many successful people draw prior to their rise. They get tired of not being where they want to be and they end up hating their own fear, which leads to them breaking through.

A salesman who’s scared of making calls or knocking on doors would starve, therefore he’s forced to breakthrough his fear, or face going without food.

An actor who’s scared of reviews and not being good enough may hide away for a few years. However after a few terrible experiences in a job he hates, the poor reviews suddenly seem to be worth the risk.

You have to get to the point where the fear of not doing what you want to do, outweighs the fear of not being good enough. At this moment, the reward outweighs the risk and fear becomes irrelevant.

This is the beginning of most success stories, and where idols become rivals!