The first step is daunting, then it gets messier and then you see the light at the end of the tunnel only if you keep moving. But if you wait till you become certain of what's at the end, then you will never make it. Crossing the threshold sometimes consumes much of our energy & time. Fear grips us and don't allow us to move forward. Yes, many of my clients who have moved ahead in their entrepreneurial journey were once stuck with hidden fears: fear of failure, fear of losing the good things while on the current path, fear of the process ahead, fear of the outcome....FEAR altogether pulled them back from moving ahead in the direction of their path that they wanted to go, longed for & somehow knew that they wanted to be.
Fear enveloped them in a shield that was seemingly hard to break.The fear seemed so real that they started believing those & created supportive stories around these to feed their logical mind. When you break down the fear and look through it from another perspective, you realize that may be the story that you cooked wasn't so scary but was just a thought that you fed to your mind.
You must choose what to give power to. To your fears or power within, your undiscovered resources. Many a times, we keep juggling between the two and then we realize that we ran out of time. Even if we may take the first step, we give up when things get difficult & challenging. And by doing so, we are reinforcing our believes in our fears. We are saying to ourselves that our fears were rational, logical & we didn't pay heed to those, we ignored. But the truth of the matter is, we gave more power to our fears knowingly/unknowingly and hence we attracted a system where we are bound to fail & not succeed.
When we move in the directions of our fears, we challenge ourselves & therein lies our growth. It may sound crazy, but only if you do this, you will realize the essence of this line. So, my invitation to you is to move in the direction of your fears & unravel the reality. Do share your stories about what you discovered while you did that.
Remember, the fears we don't face become our weakness and limits us from growing. Thinking, re-thinking, analyzing will not do anything but only actions will help you remove your fears. I am on my journey to mess up, fail, do what I fear to discover the real me.
Coach to People Leaders, Start-up Founders & Transitioning professionals