Fear is something that, for alot of people, rules our thoughts, our plans and choices and keeps us playing small. We get stuck there.
A recent change in my circumstances brought fear right to my doorstep and to the core of my heart. I was freaked out and had I stayed there, I would have been consumed with anxiety and stress.
Here’s what I learned however: acknowledgement and speaking the fear is a really big deal when moving beyond it. When we move beyond the fear we become courageous. And the more times we move into courage, the easier it gets.
Awareness is key!! Being aware that what we’re feeling is actually fear will assist in identifying what it is that’s really going on. Once I recognized that I was feeling anxiety because I had no idea what the details of the change where then I realized that I was afraid of the unknown. So I took a couple really deep breathes and refocused on the reality that I had faith everything would turn out okay.
Until I could get the rest of the details, I focused on admiting that I was afraid. What was about to happen for me and my business was huge and it freaked me out. The unknown is always scary. So I said outloud (okay well I sent messages to people I trusted) that I was freaking out and afraid of what was going to happen.
Do you know what happened?
The stress of being afraid was gone. I was left with a very strong focus on what I need to do next. What phone calls did I need to make? Who did I need to talk to? etc etc etc