Stop Listening to Fear.
Originally published last July 2014.
Procrastination. Excuses. Reasons why your path looks like Billy’s from The Family Circus when he had a job to do. I don’t want to hear it. We all know deep down what’s holding us back and usually it has one name. Fear. You need to pull a Bruce Willis on that thing and just go for it.
Things do come up. I know they do. But if you let these “things” get in the way of your goals, then your life will become a string of excuses. I meant to do that, but… We were going to, but… I’m not saying I don’t have my own fears because I do. I certainly do. It’s just that I am ridiculous when it comes to them and do stupid things to get over them so I can move on. Like the time I got bit by a snake, then was afraid of snakes for a while. So then I volunteered at the local Virginia Living Museum, and learned how to stick my hand in a pillow case and pull out a snake. Yes. True story. I also learned how to identify which ones were venomous in my area.
Quitting my job when I had no extra income was like sticking my hand in that pillow case. I knew when I went on my “sabbatical” I was never going back. I knew I needed more. Starting my business was that more. I love getting messages from clients asking me for help. That’s brave of them as well. They have tried lots of things to lose weight, feel better, get healthy, but for whatever reason, fear, they need a little extra help. And that’s ok. I did too!! I was afraid I was going to stay stuck at my old weight forever. When I got on the scale and realized how much I weighed compared to old me, I was shocked. At 5’2 I knew I needed to get a handle on it.
When I put all my research skills into formulating a plan that worked best for my diseases and body, I knew I was finally on the right track in December. I have now lost 15 pounds, but I am not done. I have 6 more to go, and the extra 21 will be gone. I am going to be adding yoga back into my routine again and I will also write about that. I have been being a taxi cab, so I made excuses why I didn’t make it to yoga. I sat down today and wrote out the yoga schedule so it was in front of my face!!! I know that going back worries me. I am afraid it will hurt because of my existing pain, but I know that it will help me. I have researched exercises for fibromyalgia and this is one of them. So, I’m going to pull a Die Hard and go for it. Stick your hand in that pillow case folks. Go for it!!
So your task today, is to write out one thing you really want to do, but you think you can’t do. Journal around all the reasons why it won’t work and get that out of your head. Find one, and I am serious, one reason why it would work and make that your why. I know you can go for it!
More on fear:
- Expanding Courage: 5 Tips to Move Through Fear