Jul
31

“If You Had The Guts…”

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In 1620, the Pilgrims had the mental toughness to leave their homes and sail across the ocean to begin a new life. That took a lot of guts. My critical thinking question for you is “What habit, action or behavior, if you had the guts to employ it, would have the biggest impact on your life?” Watch this short video I taped yesterday in front of The Mayflower in historic Plymouth, Mass. and I’ll look forward to your comments.

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Comments

  1. Not having the guts to do something that would have a big impact on your life is as disusting as self pity. The only way I can accept it in people is to concede that they are for reasons I don’t understand incapable of having the guts to the things that would make the biggest impact in their lives.

    Is it upbringing or a personality disorder? Is it primal or adolescent self conscious fear? Is it laziness and giving into a base acceptance of status quo? Is it not being aware of what to do?

    Is is not wanting something badly enough to have the guts to make it happen? Is it a combination of things that just say “NO” to change.

    What’s the real reason for your gutlessness, that’s the question.

    Thoughts?

  2. Today I am going skydiving for the first time in my life. Never thought I would do it. The chance to do this was presented to me last week, initially I was not going to go due to fear. After thinking about it, decided I will always be held hostage by my fears if I do not confront them. So today I will learn to embrace my fear.

    That will be a life changing event for me!

  3. Sybil says:

    Hello Lisa….Thank you for sharing your solid family story. All the people who came on that boat had what I call their “WITs” ……which stands for:
    “Whatever It Took”…you talking gall, guts, courage, faith, perseverance, persistence, hope, character, desire. confidence, ambition, enthusiasm, inspiration…..you get the picture…..but most of all they were leaders.
    Cheers to you and to your foremothers.

  4. Lisa Gough says:

    What is the one thing I could do for my life or my business that really requires more courage than I think I have but if I did it, if I had the guts and the Mental Toughness and the courage to do it, it would change my life or it would change my business or it would change both, what is the one thing if I could get myself to get over the fear….. is there’s one thing and if so, what would it be?

    That’s easy. I would confront all my fears with courage, guts and grace and I would board the Mayflower 2 and head for Atlanta to learn from my World Class Mentor and coach if that’s what it took.

    My grandmother and mother were both born in Plymouth England. My grandmother served in the Royal Navy in England before she boarded the Queen Mary as a war bride when my mother was an infant. They sailed alone to the United States and my mother was christened on that ship on their way over. You want to talk about courage and guts? Her name is Evelyn Olson. Mother of Sandra Farris, mother of Lisa Gough.

    I would sail to the promise land by myself in order to succeed and I would do what ever it took to make it in this business.

    Lisa