Fear Part 5
Fearlessness isn’t about not being afraid. It’s about being afraid and doing it anyway! Honestly I am not sure who originally said this but it’s a line I’ve read for years.
This series has been so good for me – to come here and say I am terrified every day but I know if I just keep showing up, something good is going to come. That is my reality. I often find myself wanting to create outside of the box and always always wanting to create for impact and gratitude. What does that even mean?
I worry about the usual things that keep most entrepreneurs up at night:
Am I doing this right?
Will it support my family?
Am I working hard enough?
Am I working too much?
Am I failing?
On top of that, my brain is also churning about:
IS this going to help someone?
How will this change the world?
Can I say yes to everyone who asks for help?
Can I get through the fear and be the light?
Is gratitude present in what we are creating?
This series was really taking the time to acknowledge how far I’ve come in the face of fear and share with you the strategies and tools that I use on the regular to help get out of fear and into my own true self.
The fact is we can do it afraid. Fear can either debilitate us or propel us forward more than we ever could have imagined. Fear helps us grow and make decisions. Even when we are afraid, we are enough in every aspect of enoughness.
Gratitude helps me when I am in fear. It’s my #1 go to tool when I am afraid. When I am stuck. When I feel lost and not sure which path to take.
So as we wrap up this series, remember that gratitude is always here for you too, to help guide you out of fear and into enoughness.
Next time you are afraid or unsure… Next time you feel fear rising up in your body… Next time you are paralyzed by what choice to make…..
- Take a big deep breath – in through your nose (If you are wanting to learn a few simple breathing techniques you should def listen to these two episodes of In Gratitude)
- Now take another big deep breath in through your nose for 5 seconds and exhale for 10 seconds.
- Now in that moment, in your body, find all the things that have happened that day/week/experience to be grateful for. List them all out. Just when you think you’ve exhausted that list challenge yourself to find 3 more things.
- Again one more deep breath in through your nose.
Recognize the difference. Take the time for the small practice every day and especially when fear has you stopped. Tools. They are only good and helpful if we use them!
Thank you for all the love and feedback from this series.