Think About ‘Sending Out Ships’ When Doing One, New Scary Thing

Think About ‘Sending Out Ships’ When Doing One, New Scary Thing
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When you try doing something uncomfortable or scary each day, you grow in your career and skills. These tasks don’t always have immediate results, though. If you think of it like sending out a ship, you’ll appreciate that not all these missions pan out.

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The Muse explains that ships sent out to explore don’t always come back. That doesn’t mean you stop sending them out:

Of course, sending out ships can be intimidating (by its very definition, a ship has to sail through uncharted waters), which is why we often stay in the status quo and keep our ships at home. Plus, there’s no guarantee what might come back as a response. Maybe nothing!

The article suggests starting small: think rivers and lakes and work up to oceans. You’ll realise the “failures” aren’t that bad and all you need is a few successes to make it worth your while. You’ll sail those troubled waters with confidence and that’s going to lead to more success.

Why Doing One New, Scary Thing a Day Should Be Your New Habit [The Muse]