Better than Before – I paid the penalty…

​​​​​​​My Dad wasn’t angry, it was worse!

 

He was disappointed…

 

I was 10 years old and refused to take a penalty in the shootout

 

I was afraid of missing

 

And thought everyone would hate me if I did

 

This was a distorted thought – I was jumping to conclusions

 

We lost on penalties

 

I realised my Dad wouldn’t have been disappointed if I missed

 

He was disappointed I didn’t try

 

From that day on I made a vow not to shy away from the big kicks

 

I’ll always admire people with the audacity to try despite the fear of failure

 

Last weekend during our tournament final

 

I took a penalty

 

Despite having a personal history of missing some big kicks in matches in the past

 

This opportunity meant a lot me

 

Some recent advice came to mind before taking the kick

 

Take a deep breath and drop the shoulders to relieve tension in the body

 

This helped me relax and take the kick in my natural way

 

Here’s what happened next

 

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If you want to overcome your fear of failure

 

And work 100% towards your goals in life

 

Whether you are writing a book, studying for professional exams or want to start exercising and eating healthier

 

You need to check out the new revamped website to see how we can help 😊

 

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Declan ‘Step Up to Succeed’ Treanor

 

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