How can you distinguish between the fear that arises from self doubt and insecurity and the fear that may arise from potentially acting against your “authentic self” and pursuing something that might not be what you want?
All I can say is that there are no guarantees.
I don’t know the answer to your question.
I just keep trying to get closer to the things that feel more like me – and I know in my bones what those things are when I’m brave enough to stop and listen to my heart over my head, accept those thoughts and let go of what everyone else will think. And that’s hard. And scary. But it’s where the juice is.
I know that I will not accomplish anything in my life that I want by sitting on the sidelines waiting for something to be different or to for someone to grab my hand and pull me along. No one knows what’s best for me better than me. I just need to honour that.
I know I have choices about how to handle my fear of doing things. I know that there are very few things in life that warrant real fear.
I know I’m am most fearful of living a life of ‘what if?’
I know whenever I feel fear it’s because I’m doing something that challenges me in ways my mind doesn’t yet think I’m ready for – but I know the only way to know if I’m ready or not is to walk into the fear and see how bad it could really be.
I know that courage is uncomfortable. And that gives me comfort and strength to keep going.
I know that everyone feels fear and that it’s normal.
I know that anyone who ever did anything amazing felt fear first too, and did it anyway.
I know that I’m a role model for the children in my life and I want to show them that it’s only in facing your fears and your pain that you can really live a life.
I know that rising to the challenge of overcoming fear is a conscious choice to be made everyday. It’s a discipline and a habit and a pattern of loving self talk.
I know that you need to seek help when you feel like you can’t move.
I know that if you overthink things you’ll paralyse yourself and not to anything.
I know that I’m imperfect and will makes mistakes and be wrong, and that I may need to apologise or fix things. And I’m ok with that.