How to Overcome Your Fears for Good
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Boy oh boy, let me tell you if I could write out all the doubts and worries I had about myself on a moment to moment basis it would blow your mind. I spent months telling myself "I will be bad at blogging" or "I don't know how to do this YouTube thing" or "I'll never be as good as them". But then one day I just got fed up. Fed up with my inner voice running the show and I guess my curiosity overcame my self-doubts. I started to actually listen to that tiny little voice whispering "but what if you're amazing and this is your destiny". That was it, I was off and running. From then on every single time I had a doubt I just would just get right back up like every other time and push forward. Doubts are a normal part of taking risks and pursuing new passions. They are the essence of what makes it a challenge. Consider it your first of many hurdles. If you can learn to overcome the inner voice of doubts then you have already started the practice of perseverance.
So as all new ventures start: I failed the first, second, and third time. It sucked. I'm not gonna lie, I was beyond frustrated and overwhelmed. It seemed daunting to be starting a new career. But going back to what I said before, it was just a hurdle. I remembered that doubting myself would come with every failure so I just kept ignoring my doubts and listening to my curiosity.
What would happen if I didn't give up and this actually worked? So I kept going. I kept learning. I kept changing and growing. Slowly the doubts subsided and I started to see the progress of my small triumphs over my failures. Slowly I stopped failing and instead started winning. The scale started to tip. I guess that's really all it takes. Just failing and then having a bit of a break, but ultimately not stopping.
Listen I don't know about you but I can get really uncomfortable with big changes. I always get horrible anxiety and then fear the worst will happen. So obviously this massive career change had me shaking in my boots in every way. But I can't tell you enough how if you just push past the fears and the "what if's," it's like some sorta holy land on the other end of it all.
Change may be hard and seriously terrifying but I swear, it's all worth it. I couldn't be happier, humbly learning all about this new path I am on. Every day I face a new change and every day I love it more and more. It's wildly empowering. I think I may actually be learning to enjoy the changes.