As a young girl I was fearless. Really, I never even had one ounce of doubt. For me, it was really just starting the project because I had confidence that whatever I put my mind to would be a success. I never thought twice about it. Point blank.
Now, twenty something years old and venturing off into unknown territory, it becomes a little fearful when you have to step out. No more talking the talk, but it’s now time to walk what you’ve been talking! And of course, here comes the doubt and fear trying to step on your dreams. Do I really have what it takes to make it? Absolutely! I do and YOU do.
What is FEAR? F.alse E.vidence. A.ppearing to be R.eal.
Meaning, I found every reason in the book not to give my book to an editor; I thought nothing would work out in my favor. “What if no one likes the concept of my book? What if people become offended? Is it even good enough to compete?”–This is not my reality! I WILL succeed. And what I used to believe, are mere memories of the past.
With that being said, time to prepare for my NEXT book!
This week, I wanted to encourage all who have been gripped by fear. Fear of going to the next level of a relationship, fear of publishing your first book, fear of writing your first book, fear of starting your own business—just ANY type of fear that has been holding you back. From experience, I know how unproductive it can make you. Please, think twice and overcome your fears by stepping out on your passion. YOU have a future. Repeat after me, I will not be afraid anymore.
Have you ever been gripped by fear? If so, in what ways did it affect you? How did you overcome? Or are you still dealing with those issues?