Let’s say you are watching a very suspenseful show on Netflix, your heart is racing as you wait to see what the character does next. You think of all of the possible outcomes that could happen, you’re on the edge of your couch, and then…. the connection of your wifi goes out and you are stuck looking at that circle spinning around just waiting for it to start. Are you kidding me right now? That’s how I talk to my TV when this happens.
This scenario is one that we live out in our lives every day when we choose to PAUSE on what we want because of fear. We build the momentum with the thought of it and then we allow the unknown, doubt, negative self-talk, the opinions of others, and fear to stop us before we even begin. Right when it’s about to get good we stop.
In this post, we are talking all about FEAR and how to overcome it using the 4-part process made known in the Live Love Inspire notebook, the FEAR Model for Goals will walk you through how to start facing it head-on and set yourself up to take the action needed to get started.
I recently came across an acronym of FEAR on Pinterest that says it’s False Evidence Appearing Real. I’ll let you sit with that for a moment. If that isn’t the truth I don’t know what is.
It’s so false because there hasn’t been any truth put behind it yet. Just the negative narrative we create in our minds. So let’s go back to that show you were watching. It’s still spinning and now you're wondering what could be the cause. Is the wi-fi down? Is Netflix trippin? How long is this going to take? Ask yourself, how long IS this going to take? This being that goal you’ve been putting off.
Starting a business is one of the main fears I’ve heard about as I share my journey of The Stationery Muse online. Many have shared with me that they want to get started but you are just not ready, stuck, scared. And my question to you is why? What is the worst that could happen if you just chose to go for it?
Plan A may not pan out but that’s life and in that case, you try plans B-Z. Plan A was the lesson to propel you forward not set you back.
One thing I know about fear is once you choose to overcome it you will feel so empowered and proud. I remember when I finally stopped being scared to start The Stationery Muse. I was like you know what, I want this so I’m just going to try. I did my initial research and I began to uncover what it would actually take to start a stationery business. I started my Etsy account and the rest is history!
When we play it safe and skip out on taking chances we risk missing out on something amazing. What if I never took the chance because I was scared to fail and scared of all of the work ahead. Well, one thing is for sure, you wouldn't be reading this post right now.
So ask yourself, what am I holding myself back from because of fear?
It can look different for us all,
Fear of success
Fear of failure
Fear of the unknown
Fear of judgment
Fear of setbacks
Fear of -- insert your false narrative --.
No matter what mask it may wear we can peel back the layers to get to a place where you are ready to overcome! I would like to introduce you to the FEAR Model for Goal Setting. This FREE training will help you overcome the fear that has been holding you back from that goal you've been wanting to accomplish.
Are you ready to overcome the FEAR that has been pausing your progression? Take the free training and download your FEAR Model mini workbook!