Is FOPO holding you back?


“Our fear of other people’s opinions has become an irrational and unproductive obsession in the modern world, and its negative effects reach far beyond performance.” – Michael Gervais

If you want to be your best and perform at a high level,
fear of people’s opinions may be holding you back.

Michael Gervais, Ph.D., is a high-performance psychologist whose clients include world record holders, Olympians, internationally acclaimed artists and musicians, MVPs from every major sport, and Fortune 100 CEOs.

His article How to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think of You recommends cultivating more self-awareness to conquer FOPO.
Develop A Personal Philosophy

  1. When I’m at my best, what beliefs lie just beneath the surface of my thoughts and actions?
  2. Who are people that demonstrate characteristics and qualities that are in alignment with mine?
  3. What are those qualities?

Grevais noticed this about his clients. Beyond a relentless pursuit of being their best, what makes these high performers great is their clear sense of the principles that guide them. Because of their clarity, they’re more willing to push themselves, learn more, and embrace discomfort.

They can shut out the noise and opinions of fans and media and listen to their own well-calibrated, internal compass.

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