What stops you from moving forward and keeping you stuck? You will never feel like you’re ready for the next level of your great. You can have the faith and affirmations set in your mind and on your walls; however, until you put some movement with your plans, you will stay stuck. I believe that people are stuck because they are scared. Scared of the possibility of failure and sometimes the potential of success. Regardless it is all driven by fear.
Why is Fear so Powerful?
We are born to be startled by sounds that are interjected into our peaceful space. Think about babies who aren’t afraid of falling. As they keep trying to walk, they don’t let a fall stop them. They know that if they can get those feet moving, then you can’t stop them from getting other places faster. They see a pretty barking dog and get excited and reach out to pet it. If the dog isn’t friendly and bites them, then that excitement gets a disturbing reaction now associated with pain. Now, a pretty barking dog is a vicious biting dog.
So, they associate all barking dogs are harmful, and they develop a fear-based on their first experience.
Fear is developed over time. Unfortunately, parents exaggerate cautiousness until their kids just become scared of trying something different. Fear is a natural state of being, which helps create our tendency to fight or flight (run). If you are unlikely to accept a challenge in your childhood because of fears, you face developing insecurities that cripple your progress as an adult. Your fear drives your thoughts that make you “play it safe.”
Your greatest fear should be NOT trying. Be more afraid of letting your opportunities pass by rather than fear of what will happen if you ride your wave to your next level. Ride the wave, pace yourself during the turbulence, and see what happens. What if your dreams exceed your expectations? Will that be a problem? Maybe, even that will come with a solution. Would you rather have problems not trying or problems from trying? Take a chance on you!
You are your best investment. The inner critic may try to convince you that you are a failure but allow your best version of you to convince you of your great purpose here on this earth. You are a destiny maker and a world changer. Your ideas will impact a generation. If you are not acting, you’re not only neglecting yourself. There are countless numbers of people that are waiting for your idea to come forth.
Overcoming your Struggle with Fear
I remember wanting to publish my book. I knew what I wanted to talk about and how I wanted to say it. I am not a long-winded person because I like to assess then implement a plan. I struggled with publishing my book because I compared it with the likes of others who were authors. I found every reason not to publish the book, and you know what happened? Exactly….nothing! I had everything together except pushing the button for the final execution to get it published. I starved myself from my dream because I was afraid that it wasn’t good enough. That I wasn’t good enough for someone to listen to.
I knew I needed to do something different to find the right motivation to push me to action. I have a cousin who published her first book, Follow Your Breadcrumbs, and began advertising her book review. I began telling myself if I needed to make a comparison, then I was going to compare myself with someone who was doing what I envisioned. I saw myself as a published author; the next step was to become one. So, I did it. I also engaged in my coaching program and connected with my community and followed my crumbs. As a result, I am a published author for my first #1 Best Selling book, The Power of ICAN- ICAN Moments Volume I!
Stop convincing yourself out of your blessings that are linked to the destiny of others that are waiting for you to take action! Get a mentor, shadow your role model; just do it! You can achieve it now!