Last month I was interviewed On the Art of Doing Podcast by Hilary Johnson of The Hatch Tribe and I was asked this exact question to which I quickly replied, “Oh no, fear can totally show up, it’s just not driving.”
This past month I have been involved with a group of women entrepreneurs discussing fear. What their fears are, how it holds them back, and what to do about it.
A short cheat sheet of what I’ve been reminded of these past 30 days:
Excuses are easy and complaining is second nature. But when we really cut the BS, we are the only thing standing in our way.
Want to travel? Find a way. Hate your job? I know the feeling, get out of there. NOW. Or maybe you’ll be lucky and get fired, being forced from your safety net will allow the possibilities to pour in.
I too am guilty of the self-imposed hold back. Limiting beliefs and reasons why something wouldn’t work were part of my inner dialogue. Now when I find myself holding back I am quick to identify and move around it. Not past, but around with solutions and possibilities.
What if we allowed the fabulous what if and don’t know twins to take up residence in our thoughts permanently? What would happen?
Adventure. That’s what. Let it in. Go on and try.