When was the last time you did something you were afraid of doing?
For me, it was on a random trip to a zoo. Walking into the reptile house with a large group of people, a zoo keeper decided that I would be the best person to hand an albino boa constrictor. Now, typically, this wouldn’t be a big deal for most people. However, I had grown up watching Indiana Jones fear snakes, and if they scared him that was good enough for me. I remember making every excuse I could come up with:
- I said I didn’t feel well
- I claimed it would bite me
- It looked like it could squeeze the life out of me
- I notified the staff it was dirty; or my personal favorite
- I didn’t have time
In the end, peer pressure beat out my fear and I did it. I obviously survived.
Why People Say “No” To Growth
What I learned that day, is something we continue to see on a regular basis with our clients. What the Reynolds Defense Firm team noticed over the past several years is that fear can cause our most creative moments. We can create dozens of reasons why we shouldn’t do something we are afraid of. One of the biggest hurdles we see with our clients is the rejection of our coaching program. Most elected to postpone or even eliminate the opportunity to experience our Window of Clarity.
The biggest reason why we hear the word “no” to life changing opportunities like the Window of Clarity Project is fear. We refuse to get out of our comfort zone and try something new even when those changes are exactly what a person may need to move forward in life.
What I learned when doing Window of Clarity was that my comfort zone seemed to keep me safe, and at the same time kept me in the exact place in life that I wanted to get out of. The biggest fear I had in life wasn’t a snake, it was getting out of the comfort zone that kept the snake at arm’s length, and maybe the change that came with it.
Written By Mark McKee
Mark McKee is one of Reynolds Defense Firm’s Liaisons. He is fantastic at making personal connections with our potential clients, while helping to reduce their anxiety about the legal process. Mark brings with him 6 years of customer service and management experience in the retail industry, and is happy to make the transition to the legal industry to assist those who need him the most. Mark sees his role at RDF as helping clients to manage life’s expectations when dealing with a DUI arrest. He always aims to make their experience with our firm inspiring lasting, positive changes. Window of Clarity is a scientifically validated program and helps others take charge of their lives by making positive, lasting changes. For more about the Window of Clarity Program, visit www.windowofclarity.com.