Fearless? I Think Not.

What are your fears? What are you scared of that seems to be holding you back?  Why is this holding you back and what must you do to get over it? Have you already done this and have a success story to tell?

I used to live in a world where fear kept me from doing anything past getting up, working at a job I immensely disliked, looking for affirmation from the people around me, and then shoving my face full of food because the disappointment of life left me empty.

If I sat down and listed out all of my fears you would have a stroke before you even came close to finishing the list.

It is an epic list that can all be summed up by the f-word.

Failure.

What word were you thinking?!

The fear of failure is a chameleon in my world. It shows up in all different places and blends in so well with situations that many times it is overlooked.

It shows up most often as:

  • Its important to not overwhelm people.
  • Be responsible for pity sake!
  • Scientifically and sensibly, this cannot be done.
  • No one wants to hear what you have to say.
  • You may disappoint people….do you want to be a disappointment?
  • What are people going to think?

Guess what else?

Every time I ‘get over‘ a fear, a new one crops up.  AND every single time I step out to do something that I have been created and made to do, I want to throw up or hide under the covers.

This used to annoy me to no end, but now I love it. It means I am doing something new, bold, and exciting and maybe just possibly changing the world.

So I am going to be afraid, but do it anyways. It is when I am NOT afraid that I need to be worried.

I am deathly afraid of scuba diving and boats…does this mean I should become a deep sea fisherman?

What must you do even though you are afraid?

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Comments

  1. I’ve actually been thinking about blogging about this very topic! As a child and younger adult, I was shy beyond belief… scared of my own shadow & just about everything else! When I think of where I am now and how far I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone, it amazes me.

    “This used to annoy me to no end, but now I love it. It means I am doing something new, bold, and exciting and maybe just possibly changing the world.”

    I absolutely couldn’t have said it any better!

    • Thanks Elaine! I can’t imagine you as being super shy!! You’re traveling the world and changing lives like crazy, not something a scared woman does. Awesome.

  2. Anything that reminds you you are doing something new, bold and exciting is serving a purpose!

  3. love this post! I love that you always tackle new challenges and you are so positive with it all!!!

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