While on your journey, when has there been a time when you have wanted to try something new, and take a leap towards something you were not quite sure about? Did you take that leap? Or did you maybe hesitate, and pull back?
Whether you decided to take the leap or not, there was an confrontation with fear along the way. Fear can mask itself behind emotions, anxiety, pain, etc. The key is to acknowledge those emotions, anxiety, pain and ask, "What is causing this sensation?".
F.E.A.R. - False Evidence Appearing Real
Fear can only live in our thoughts of the future. The past is done, and when engaged with the present moment, there is no space for fear to live, because you are PRESENT! However, we as humans, project our fears into the future and can allow them to manifest into our reality if we leave them unchecked. We do not know what the future holds. Think of all the times you have projected into the future the worst possible scenario. How many times did that worst possible scenario occur? We cannot control the future; therefore, our fears are often baseless and untrue.
Once we establish our own personal understanding around our fears and how we interact with them, we can begin to use fear as a guide, rather than an immobilizer. We can use fear to EXPAND OUR COMFORT ZONE.
What do we get when we expand our comfort zone? Well, this can be quite different for each person. Throughout my coaching career, I have witnessed for myself and for others the sense of pride, achievement, growth, and excitement. I have seen people attain superhuman-like powers as they acknowledged the fears of their actions, and did them anyway.
I am happy to share that I will be traveling to Chicago to co-lead a workshop on February 26th, 2017 centered on acknowledging what gets in your way of achieving what you want, what happens while engaged with those obstacles, and learning tools to help move past them and see the rewards on the other side!
Please feel free to share your own engagements and stories with me. I am looking forward to hearing from you!