What Fear Feels Like
I would instruct you to close your eyes, but that would be a bit problematic. You would not be able to see what I tell you do to next. So do this instead…
Read the next three steps, then continue reading.
- Think about your greatest fear
- Capture how experiencing that fear makes you feel physically
- Envision the worst case scenario if your greatest fear came true
You can’t think straight. Doubts pop up all over the place. Crappy food, like sugary treats, become your best friend. It’s horrible.
What Happens When Fear Takes Over
The feeling can be out right paralyzing, right?!
That is exactly how I felt about sharing this post – paralyzed by fear.
Oh, I can think of a few reasons. I will only share the two most important reasons here though. Obviously fear is one of the reasons since I brought that up first. The other reason eats at me the most. Ready for it?…
There is a part of me that feels like a fraud.
Whew! There. I said it. My greatest fear has been publicly revealed.
I am the helper woman. It has been my mission to inspire. The last thing, at least in my mind, I am supposed to feel is fear of failure. I supposedly got over that particular emotion by doing afraid.
But here I am, all freaking out and being afraid about sharing a part of my truth and coming off like a fraud.
Share Your Truth
When did this overwhelming feeling of fear and imposter syndrome take over?
It all started after I filmed a video after a morning run.
In my spirit, I felt like I needed to share what I had been going through towards the end of 2017.
You see, I believe there is always someone going through the same thing. There is someone who needs to know they are not alone. And they also need ideas on what to do next. Cool. Until…
I started thinking – overthinking – a lot. When I finished the video I could not get myself to share it.
In the video I shared my truth. And that truth made me feel exposed.
Do What Scares You – It Means You’re Doing the Right Thing
Unlike at the end of 2016, the year I published my book, I was not all WOO HOO! at the end of 2017. In fact, I felt the complete opposite. I felt like I had accomplished nothing. Maybe I believed I could not out do a book?
But like I said in the video, it is highly unlikely that I accomplished nothing. That is just something I chose to believe.
Whatever the case may have been, what I shared in the video was why I believe 2017 turned out the way that it did. And I what shared, I would not share with most. Actually, in the past I wouldn’t have shared a darn thing!
But I want to stay true to who I am. Remember my mission? It’s to inspire. Sharing this video scares the living daylights out of me. Maybe it shouldn’t, but it does. Regardless, experience tells me that means sharing this with you is the right thing to do.
Check out the video and share whatever you want in the comments section below. Also, if you are driven to, share this post with someone who needs to hear the message, especially if they believe they have accomplished nothing.
Fight Through Your Struggles
In the video I share what I will do differently in 2018 to have a more favorable outcome than 2017. I then ended with talking about struggling against the wind.
It was about when you feel like giving up, turning around, feeling like you have accomplished nothing, keep running against the wind.
On the other side of that struggle is who you want to be.
So, if there is something you fear, your 2017 and years prior were not all that you had hoped for, you have self-doubts, tend to beat yourself up, or don’t take joy in the small things, here is how you fight through your wind:
- Keep your goals present
- Focus on one thing – let me repeat – ONE THING
- Ask for help
- Life happens, therefore acknowledge your truth
- Track what you do so you know what you did
- Take joy in what you do, even the small things because they add up to big things
- Don’t be too hard on yourself
May my truth be the push that brightens your day. Have a good one.