COURAGE, DEAR ONE!

It helps to change your language when confronting your fears. I know a lot of people who have a default script that runs unchecked: "Putting myself out there is scary." "Committing to someone is scary." "Taking this risk in my business is scary." "Going back for my master's degree is scary." Is it scary? This is where you do the good work! Use another word instead of scary, because.... It's ONLY scary if YOU SAY it's scary! 
I'm not diminishing the "body sensations" you will feel when you move out of your comfort zone, such as a quickly beating heart, fluttery stomach, minor "confusion" or brain fog about what to do next. 
Feel THROUGH these body sensations and relabel them. "I feel exhilarated." "I feel alive." "I feel anticipation and a little unsure, but that's normal." And then,
"I got this."
"I'm doing it!"
"Look at me taking this on."
"I believe in myself."
"I'm taking this one step at a time." The most liberating thing in my life was to STOP waiting for the right timing, enough money, the right relationship partner, enough education, and to take on my life, full on, facing every one of my fears. 
I'm a quieter soul, to be honest. So if you are like me and don't have internal, roaring engines to thrust you forward, it's okay. Facing your fears is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.

I have loved by this quote from Anne Lamott: "You don't have to see where you're going, you don't have to see your destination or everything you will pass along the way. You just have to see two or three feet ahead of you." Onward brave souls! You matter.

Steph <3
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  • stephaniestclaireCOURAGE, DEAR ONE!

    It helps to change your language when confronting your fears. I know a lot of people who have a default script that runs unchecked: "Putting myself out there is scary." "Committing to someone is scary." "Taking this risk in my business is scary." "Going back for my master's degree is scary." Is it scary? This is where you do the good work! Use another word instead of scary, because.... It's ONLY scary if YOU SAY it's scary!
    I'm not diminishing the "body sensations" you will feel when you move out of your comfort zone, such as a quickly beating heart, fluttery stomach, minor "confusion" or brain fog about what to do next.
    Feel THROUGH these body sensations and relabel them. "I feel exhilarated." "I feel alive." "I feel anticipation and a little unsure, but that's normal." And then,
    "I got this."
    "I'm doing it!"
    "Look at me taking this on."
    "I believe in myself."
    "I'm taking this one step at a time." The most liberating thing in my life was to STOP waiting for the right timing, enough money, the right relationship partner, enough education, and to take on my life, full on, facing every one of my fears.
    I'm a quieter soul, to be honest. So if you are like me and don't have internal, roaring engines to thrust you forward, it's okay. Facing your fears is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.

    I have loved by this quote from Anne Lamott: "You don't have to see where you're going, you don't have to see your destination or everything you will pass along the way. You just have to see two or three feet ahead of you." Onward brave souls! You matter.

    Steph <3
  • peace_love_fbombsI love this! Great reminder for me today 😘💗🙏
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  • akhira_n_iYes need to hear that...simple straight to the point
  • imogen_zoeGreat post
  • getstakNice! 👍
  • ruiThe startup life!
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