The following is an optimism intervention example based around the ABCDE (Adversity, Belief, Consequence, [Distraction, Distancing, Disputing, Decatasrophising], Energising) optimism technique for thoughts around my BHAG (See my Personal Development Plan
: I thought about what I need to do to become an effective leader and influencer within my industry (Technology/Web/IT).
: People won't want to follow my ideas or take me seriously.
:Lowers my motivation to push forward with my goals, feel less like putting myself out there and networking and becoming known.
: Use positive affirmation statements and habbitualise them in my everyday life, do confidence building exercises.
: Someone who knows me well would say that I am well liked and people trust my ideas and opinions so I shouldn't worry about this.
Alternate Belief 1:
: People are interested in my work and share my ideas.
: I already have a good social network of people that do follow me and I do post a lot of good content and ideas, I have helped several people better make use of technology in their businesses already.
: I will have better motivation and achieve my goals.
Alternate Belief 2:
: I will have to work hard, learn more but it will pay off and I will be a central contributor in my social network.
: I am working towards my Degree at present and every new thing learn't is something more to share and help those in my social network, and other businesses out with.
: More motivation, positive feedback and a causal reason for my following.
Best thing that could happen?
: I contribute great meaningful ideas and help many individuals and businesses make the most of social networks, technology and push change in the way people work.
Worst thing that could happen?
: I am not taken seriously and ignored
The most likely thing to happen?
: I will work hard, stay true to my core values and build my following through my being a good human being.
: I can see the results of my continued learning and training and enjoy maintaining my social network and the working relationships I have made.