Take these three steps.
- Think about something that you’ve wanted to do for many years but just haven’t done it. On a sheet of paper write the completion to this sentence. For years I’ve wanted to ……
- Now write this question. What are all the reasons I haven’t done that yet?
- Look at the reasons. How many of those excuses, justifications and rationalizations aren’t even your own? Highlight all of those that may not even be your own and see how few remain.
What if you knew for certain that most of your fears aren’t really your own? Since they are false fears they won’t even come into play. If that were so would you make your move then?
When you put a higher value on what others may think of your actions than your own inner guidance you are doomed to failure. Even worse, you’re doomed to live a dull, waiting life that never becomes what it might have been.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. Teddy Roosevelt
Teddy Roosevelt was resolutely himself, consistently and without apology.
What does that look like for you?
You were created with a special flare and style and when your special light shines its brilliance that brilliance is like no other. It’s your gift. You possess the potency and capacity to change the world simply by being you.
The best way to stand in a space of overcoming fear is to first let go off all the fears that really aren’t yours.
Do you have an original idea but delay starting because you fear failing?
If so, there is a very good chance that what you fear isn’t originally your thought.
Quit living your life running from someone else’s fear.
Your original idea is yours – your fears are others. Fearless living can be yours.
Answer the questions I gave you at the beginning of this post and you’ll begin to feel lighter and even fearless.
Fear of looking like a fool keeps you from getting what you want. Egbert Sukop
Let go of what others may think and say by following your own inner guidance.
Answer these questions and follow-through.
- What small action could I take today knowing that false fears won’t stop me?
- What is it (about my idea) that matters most to me that is also most valuable to others?
- What might be possible if I only chose me all of the time?
Overcoming fear that’s not originally your own will allow your special light to shine so you can come into your own. That’s all you need to end delay so you can do what you came here to do.
Schedule your complimentary strategy session today and together we’ll sort out the fears that really aren’t yours.