Feel the fear and do it anyway…….
“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
I LOVE this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt. How true it is. Fear takes on all sorts of types and at various intensities. Fear can be an impending physical danger, however, that isn’t the most common fear we experience day-to-day. Usually, fear occurs when we are challenged to step out of our comfort zone. A comfort zone is nothing more than our normal behavior and mode of maneuvering our daily life that we have created and accepted for ourselves. Confronting a friend, having an uncomfortable conversation with an employer, disagreement with a spouse or partner, or the free floating fear of doing something new and different.
That uncomfortable feeling of stepping out of what I know into something new and different can send me right to the kitchen. Who wants to feel fear? Who wants to feel being uncomfortable? So, what are we afraid of? What if we fail? The fear of the unknown is many times greater than staying the same so we stay stuck.
When you feel the fear, go for it! Know that you are stepping out of your norm. Good for you! Be proud that you are stretching yourself and experiencing true personal growth. The fear will be replaced with the joy of overcoming that fear! Feel the fear and do it anyway – YOU CAN DO IT!
All the best,