So often we are held back more by our fear than pushed forward by our possibility or potential. We are bombarded with mantras and cliches for addressing this fear: “Feel the fear and do it anyway” “Just do it” “Get over it” “Push Through.”
There’s a lot of basic, real truth in all of that, but it’s not the whole truth. The thing to remember is that most change or growth happens in stages, over time, and mostly definitely starts with something small — it still might be scary, but it’s doable, like holding a thought that you are worthy. Try that for a while, and at some point you’ll notice your fear has diminished enough to see the next step with a little more confidence to tackle the next hurdle — like asking that girl/boy on a date, or your boss for a raise, or that challenging prospect if they are ready to buy. To use another cliche, “The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.” The problem for most of us is figuring out what that first step is, and many of us look too far down the road at what looks like a boulder in our way, rather than at our feet so that we can see that tiny pebble over which we can step over with ease. You can’t do everything to conquer your fears in one fell swoop, but you can do something.
What is your something? What is your first step? You will feel fear. You will feel stress. But you can practice through it. Contact me today if you want a free coaching session on how to do just that.