I just heard a really cool analogy about fear. It inspired me and here's my version of it with a Nicole twist.
You're driving down the road in a car and you're headed towards an idea, a goal, or something awesome that you want.
Maybe you want to do a webinar, or write a book, or attend an event.
You're excited about it!
But then — you hear the voice of fear in your head and it can stop you in your tracks.
What if fear (that voice) was just an unruly, overly tired child sitting in the backseat? He (or she) is kicking and whining a little bit, trying to get your attention.
Maybe he's trying to manipulate you and he is definitely trying to get control of the situation. To do what HE wants.
But you know he's not in control.
So you tell him to simmer down and you keep driving.
What you don't do is pull over and give him the freaking keys to the car, right?
Don't give fear power over you. Over your success. Over your future. Over your happiness.
Trust me. I've done it enough for both of us. And I want more for both of us.
Fear is a good thing… if we're being chased by a bear. But when we're trying to get sh*t done, then we've got to realize we are not in harms way when we are following our dreams and we can (and should) proceed.
So the next time that little stinker in the back seat tries to take control, remember where you're headed and why. And who is in control.
Take a deep breath and keep driving.
You're worth it.
Stay tuned for more awesome stuff.
Hugs and high fives,
PS. Talk to me. What do you want to accomplish and what's holding you back?
Is picturing your fears as a child helping you to ignore them? Or what do you do when fear stops you?