Courage, Confidence and Thinking Bigger Why mindset is the key to unlocking your futureSep 29, 2023
Courage vs. Confidence
It made me think about the fine line between Confidence and Courage
Is it confidence or courage that truly propels us forward in our careers and in life?
After taking the leap from corporate to solo entrepreneurship, here's my take:
Confidence is knowing you can do something. It’s backed by skills, experience, and our past achievements. While it's invaluable, it can sometimes leave us in our comfort zones, often bound by the familiar. That is why so many of us stay in corporate careers for decades
Courage, on the other hand, is doing something despite not knowing the outcome. It’s venturing into the unknown, risking failure, and embracing uncertainty with a much greater reward
When I decided to leave my corporate confines, it wasn’t confidence in my abilities that drove the decision.
It was the courage to face the unpredictability, to believe in my skills, and to trust that even if I stumbled, I'd learn and grow.
In essence, while confidence tells us “I can,” courage whispers “I'll try.” And sometimes, that leap of faith is all we need to discover new opportunities.
Beyond Courage- A Mindset Shift
Even after I had the courage to escape, my mind would race to "what if this doesn't work?"
It took me over a year to shift those thoughts to “look at all of this opportunity” and “Why not”
30 years in corporate can limit your thinking
Anne is a former, high level division one athlete who now coaches other athletes and executives helping them unlock personal performance by shifting their mindsets.
A couple of key takeaways:
Think bigger and what’s possible and NOT what could go wrong
The power of keeping it simple
Animal intuition- Lions, Elephants and Sea Turtles - it is spot on
Short term vision to drive long term success
The bottom line you as GenX corporate executive have the skills and experience to break free from the corporate confines and take control of your life.
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