This has been a challenging and exciting month for me.
I've taken some really scary risks and worked through the anxiety they have brought. I've walked between the old bad habits of self-doubt & insecurities and building new belief systems & self-supporting habits.
Either way, the thing is: I survived ... nothings beat me!
~ not the fear
~ not the insecurity
~ not the uncertainty
~ not the intimidation I felt dealing with those people I felt have so much more experience then I do
To be sure, I felt at times like I wouldn't be able to overcome those things. I had long arguments with myself about my worthiness to even try or my capabilities but in the end, I continued to push forward and not give in.
And here's the great part: the only noticeable consequences I've encountered, to pushing past all those fears and challenges, have been nothing short of good, positive, exciting, awesome things!
This month in writing about facing our fears, I've had to face a lifetime of my own. The fears from childhood, fears from my present-day dreams and pursuits, fears of worthiness and self-value and I've survived.
That's the exact message: I survived ...and so will you!
So much of our fear stops us in our tracks and keeps us from trying. We waste so much of our time and energy giving into things that have not yet happened. Even those fears based in past experiences of mistakes & failures ... are not happening today, at this very moment, and yet, they can keep us from moving forward if we let them.
In working through my insecurities this month, I've uncovered other fears I wasn't really aware of and that has been an interesting journey. I've also found that if I open myself up to accepting them, I have an easier time working through, or past, them.
Naturally, I'm an introvert. I shy away from conversations with strangers and am most comfortable adopting an "I'm invisible" stance in large groups. But this won't help me in my dreams of helping others learn to break through fear and insecurity and love themselves completely so I must push through.
My theme this year has been authenticity and when I go back to that, it reminds me to make choices, not based on fear, but based on what I truly want and long for in my life. I am reminded of my purpose and passion to live 100% authentically as Lisa.
And when we push through, adhering to our most authentic desires, we can conquer any fear, insecurity, uncertainty, or intimidation that comes our way.
Because in the end, nothing is more powerful than our authentic self ... not even our fears.
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