Don't Let Fear Sit You on the Sidelines

You know what you want, you know how you want to feel, you know what you want to create, you know there is a project dying to come out of you, a big thing you want to accomplish. You've taken the time to get super clear on your vision, you've researched, fantasized, journaled, felt into its amazingness, you know it inside and out.

It lights you up, the possibility of it is thrilling, you are on the precipice of manifesting your desires, extending your very soul out into the world. Its so exciting, its so inspiring, its so...fucking scary!

Yup, I said it... fucking scary...anytime you get ready to be bold fear will come in, every. single. time.

And it sounds a little something like this...

What if I'm not good enough? What if everyone laughs at me? What if this thing that I've kept close to my heart for so long goes out into the world and get stomped on? What if it gets broken and I'm left with nothing? What if I fail?

Or a little something like this...

Who do I think I am? I can't do this... I don't have enough time, money, creativity, talent, will power, enough "insert excuse here"! I'm not ready, I need to think, prepare, learn, invest, perfect, before I can actually start. I'm too young? I'm too old? I'll never be any good?

Oh I could go on...and on, because I've heard them all before and continue to hear them, any time  I make moves in the direction of my dreams these same thoughts come to me. 

When you begin something that doesn't light you up, the starting is easy. But when your heart and soul are invested, when it comes from your deepest desires that's when fear wants its say.

If you let it, fear will sit you on the sidelines and keep you there, sometimes forever. {Click to Tweet}

 

And that amazing thing that you want to do, create, feel, share, be will shrink, wither and go back into hibernation. 

So instead, what if you just listened to the fear, let it speak, let it voice its worries, cause really its just your egos way of trying to protect you from getting hurt. So let it speak, listen to it, then thank it, ask it to take a seat and move along.

Then just begin, just pick up the pen, the laptop, the paintbrush, the guitar, the phone, the camera, the skipping rope and just start.

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
— Anais Nin

I invite you to share with me in the comments below, what does your fear keep whispering in your ear?