When we reach a certain age, where failure consistently knocks on the door, do we allow the past to shape our future?

Ask a 5 year old what they fear…they usually can’t come up with anything -maybe spiders or falling or being away from mom or dad, but nothing about failing or people’s perception or that they aren’t enough.

I will go out on a limb and say every fear we have comes from a past experience. It was formed from experience or a conversation. This is great news!!! That means we can reshape how we see things. It takes time and awareness.

Have courage to face everything as a Challenge! I absolutely love what Collin said about this!

I choose to see life as many different challenges over any type of threat. How about you?

Brent Lillibridge

Dream big,

Brent Lillibridge
BBP Owner and Instructor


Mental Skills Coach Collin Henderson discusses the importance of overcoming fears, particularly in a sport such as baseball where failure is a regular part of the game, by instead seeing opportunities of threat as positive challenges and opportunities for growth.

Your Turn

  1. WRITE DOWN one fear you’ve been avoiding.
  2. SHARE IT with someone.
  3. IDENTIFY ACTIONS to attack your fear!

Final Thoughts

According to high performance coach and best selling author, Brendon Burchard, “Courage is the cornerstone of peak performance.” 

How is your courage muscle? Do you challenge yourself to get comfortable being uncomfortable? Just remember that no one is immune to fear, doubt, or worry. The power is in having a plan to not run away from fear, but to attack it. If you do what you fear the most there’s nothing you cannot do. Use the three-step system I shared to not run away from fear, but to attack it. You got this!

With Gratitude,

Collin Henderson, MEd, CMC
Author | Speaker
Peak Performance Coach

“Thoughts become things.”

“Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.”

– Bethany Hamilton, Surfing Champion and Shark Attack Victim

“Success isn’t final and failure isn’t fatal. It’s courage that counts.”

– Alicia Couts, Australian Olympic Swimmer

“I’ve grown most, not from victories, but from setbacks. If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us.”

– Serena Williams, Tennis Champion

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