I am afraid. I get unnerved. I feel anxious. I accept the paralyzing affects the fear of failure delivers.
I confessed having these feelings in a recent conversation in an effort to be supportive to a person who is currently overwhelmed starting over.
‘I always thought that you aren’t scared of anything. It’s nice to know that you feel those things too.’ In their voice I felt their relief and respite.
It got me thinking about how many of my readers deserved that truth. How many of them would benefit from knowing that I am with them in all those emotions? I bet a few of you.
So this is for you who are currently feeling scared, overwhelmed, nervous or as if you are not good enough.
I doubt myself a lot and I get nervous quite often. I did when I re-started my practice, when I started writing again, when I launched my program and especially now as I write my first book.
What I don’t do is ignore these emotion exist in me. Deny feeling them. Pretend I am steady all the time. (Now I have also put it out there to the larger audience).
Here’s what we must realize. Self-doubt is normal. The best of the best have these feelings. But we can't let these feelings keep us down. Or let them keep us from following our passion.
We need to find a way to work through those doubts. We need to find ways to debunk them. Because in the end what matters is that we embrace every opportunity to live the story of our life the way we want to.
What doubts do you have?
What stops you?
What is the situation that you aren’t able to move forward from?
What story will you tell 20 years from now?
Here's to you, your story and your courage!
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