I read a lot of blogs and books that fall into this genre loosely defined as “lifestyle design.” Of all the topics they cover ( 9-5 escape tactics, traveling, ect.), I’ve noticed that subject matter about “fear” or getting past “fear” rather, seems to be the most prevalent.
I’m inspired to wonder, what is it that we fear so much? What exactly are we afraid of? What is your fear?
Personally, I am terrified of putting myself out there. I’ve never been comfortable really telling people all the things I want to happen in my life. Part of that is because I know you have to guard your dreams, but a big chunk of my feelings come from not wanting to disappoint anyone. How crazy is that? So caught up in worrying about disappointing others that I willingly disappoint myself.
I’m sick of feeling this way, of choking on my aspirations. I’m not really big on New Year’s resolutions, but I do believe in giving every year a theme. So, this is what I’m doing about it-and I would love you to join me.
I’m declaring 2011 as “The Year To Step Through The Fear”
Notice I said step through, not get over. Key difference. I think “getting over” the fear comes in time after plenty of practice of stepping through. You can’t get over anything automatically, or overnight. But you can take one step. Then take another step. Keep on steppin’.
This year I plan on doing the things that terrify me-both professionally and personally. If it scares me, then that means I need to do it. Wholeheartedly.
Let’s do it.