This contributor post was written by Tiffany Moore.
We all have dreams. We all have lives that we want. We all have these thoughts and whispers, “What if…”
“I wish I could…”
So what if you could?
Often, it seems the only thing standing in our way is fear. I say only with a grain of salt because fear is big, huge, so while it’s just one thing, it can take years for us to get to a place where we are willing to take steps to move beyond it.
The sad truth is that there isn’t any way to actually take fear out of the equation of our lives. The big key is to learn to work with your fear or push it aside momentarily while you take the steps you need to take.
When you’re up to something big (like life-changing BIG) fear is there. It’s so present, and it’s not going anywhere. I always tell my clients that fear and doubt and wondering if you’ll succeed are really good signs, because it means that you’re shaking things up and getting uncomfortable.
Getting comfortable with discomfort is one of the first steps to not letting fear be a factor in making your decisions. Playing big means stepping beyond your normal and what you usually do. It means putting yourself out there in new and exciting ways. It means spending a LOT of time in the land of discomfort.
It’s so easy to look at other people and think they have it made in their creative careers, to think that the deck is stacked against you while your peers have had all the breaks. While this might be true, it’s also (I say much more!) true that we all struggle. We all get scared. We all doubt and worry and wonder.
And some of us do it anyway.
What would you do if fear wasn’t a factor? What would you put out into the world if you knew you couldn’t fail?
Leave your response in the comments below.
*image via conilab: Do What You Love/Love What You Do