Fear is a mother f*cker.
Fear keeps us small.
Fear keeps us stuck.
Fear keeps us from our dreams.
When you peel back the layers, drop the smokescreens, ditch the excuses…and god knows we are never more creative than when inventing socially acceptable excuses – the perennial favorite being “I don’t have time”. (I call *so much* bullshit on that, but for another post).
It’s always fear.
That’s the reason you “haven’t”.
“Haven’t what, Jen?” * blinks innocently *
Knock it off. You know exactly what I’m talking about. Own it.
Stop crafting a plausible reason why you “haven’t” and let’s get to the heart of what’s really stopping you.
Ask yourself, “What am I really afraid of? What am I afraid will happen if I (insert your personal challenge here)?”
Then get quiet and let the answer arrive, without your intervention. Don’t censor it, second guess it, or rationalize it away. Be brave and brutally honest with yourself.
Only when you name the fear that’s been holding you back can you start to work through it.
Only then can you start to get “unstuck”.
Sparkle on, friends…💖