Here's a little something I thought I'd share with you to kick off your work week.
Guess what? I'm afraid.
Even right now.
Afraid of living my life wrong.
Afraid that I don't fit in.
Afraid that I'll never be wealthy.
Afraid that I'm too young or too old, depending on the scenario.
Afraid that the season changing from summer to autumn makes my face pale (I look like shit in the winter.)
Afraid that my friends will all change their mind someday when they find out I'm not awesome.
Afraid that I don't really know what I'm doing.
Afraid that I won't grow.
Afraid that I'll never be quite where I want to be.
Afraid that I won’t be a millionaire by the time I’m 40.
Afraid that my cats secretly have it out for me. (They do, I'm certain.)
Afraid that I won’t ever really be able to streamline my business.
Afraid of a whole lot of things.
But the deal is this...I acknowledge these fears.
Even if I know it's ridiculous, I say them out loud. (The cat thing is REAL, though.😼)
Because in naming our fears, we remove the power they have over our decisions...and more so, over our lives.
So yes, be afraid. Acknowledge the feelings of fear. But don't let those fears stop you from doing good shit and living well. Not even for a second.
I’ve said this before but I’ll remind you. There is no such thing as fearlessness.
It’s a fucking unicorn that will only let you down if you keep chasing it.
So...STOP. CHASING. FEARLESSNESS.
Acknowledge what you’re actually afraid of.
But do the difficult work anyway.
Perseverance and grace are what truly separate the girls from the women (or the boys from the men) in this crazy game of business.
So get to it. Dig in. Acknowledge your fears OUT LOUD.
Then move forward and make good shit happen, exactly as you are.
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