We all have fears that hold us back. Fear that we won’t be successful enough… Fear of the journey ahead… Even fear of succeeding!
When starting my business, I have had to confront a lot of my fears and it hasn’t been easy. There is a very big gap between my comfort zone and where I what my business to grow to.
My first big challenging was starting this blog. I had the ideas and passion about what I wanted to write, but I kept asking myself over and over… does this sound okay? Is the grammar and spelling perfect? Will anyone actually want to read it, let alone come back to read the next one? Will anyone recommend it to their friends and family?
I’m now three weeks in and so far so good…
My next journey out of my comfort zone is doing video. My goal for this week is to go live on Facebook. It’s in the blog now so no excuses!
But people have been publishing blogs and doing live video for years so what’s the big deal? Why am I telling you about this?
My purpose for sharing this isn’t that I am writing and recording like everyone else, but that I am doing something that scares me. Something that I never thought I would do. And I am facing my fears as a result of my coaching.
The easier way would have been to keep coming up with creative ideas to “improve” my blogs more before I hit publish, or record and edit my videos again and again before I put them out there and “expose” my true self to the world, but I made the conscious decision that my message was more important than any hang up I could ever have.
By holding off releasing blogs and videos, I am keeping everything I have learnt to myself. Only I am gaining from this. So, is that really fair? Is in congruent with my goal and my purpose?
No, it’s not and my business is bigger than my fears. If I blog and share videos, you have the option to decide if its right for you or if you want to come back and check out the new lessons I learn along my coaching journey.
We all have things that we put off doing. Everyone procrastinates. So, what are you benefiting from not taking that action? What could happen if you did take the action… both good and bad?
If a friend told you they weren’t going to do something due to their fear, how would you respond? Would you say that’s fair enough and let them continue letting their fear stop them? Or would you support them to be their best self?
Fear can be good and be there to protect us, but it’s fun to try something new every now and again. Who knows, we may really enjoy conquering our fears!
So, long story short… Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway – Susan Jeffers