The Men of Iron Minute
by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation
Tiny But Powerful
Podcasting is one of the most daunting things I have started. It’s not an exaggeration.
Here’s why. The fear of failure. The “what ifs” were loud. What if the show is terrible? What if I get tongue-tied? What if I can’t secure guests? The “what ifs” were killing me. As if that wasn’t enough, I am a perfectionist. Then I had a shift in thinking. If podcasting is bringing about anxiety, maybe that’s a sign. A sign of letting me know what I was supposed to do. If God were leading me, then he would equip me. I had questions without answers. It took faith, and failure was still an option because learning comes at a cost in the early stages of a dream.
“Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.” G. K. Chesterton
Once I committed, the work began. I “built my sail,” so to speak, with tiny habits and routines.
This is how life works. We must form habits to live out God’s purpose for our lives.
I love this quote from the book Tiny Habits by B. J. Fogg.
“In order to design successful habits and change your behaviors, you should do three things…”
- Stop judging yourself.
- Take your aspirations and break them down into tiny behaviors.
- Embrace mistakes as discoveries and use them to move forward.
This was an encouragement to me and hopefully to you. I am a man that needs to grow beyond my preconceived limitations, and tiny habits and better beliefs help me improve. I call it the 1% rule—tiny habits are incredibly powerful over time.
Say yes to the thing that scares you.
Build habits and routines.
Be a mentor.
Find a mentor.
Be a new man.
Contact our team today to find out how you can become a mentor, find a mentor and be a better man! And DO NOT forget to check out The Men of Iron Podcast – 5 Ways to Fight Discouragement & Confusion Part 3: Learning & Listening