I am putting you on notice, Fear. You are going down. You are trying to stop me from doing important things, and I am putting an end to it.
I said yes to two opportunities next week that terrify me. I honestly don’t know why I said yes, other than I acted irresponsibly and didn’t think about it very hard.
Both seemed like things I needed to do, and for once, I spoke that little word “yes” before I thought through the ramifications of what I was saying yes to, probably because both situations involve talking about my passions.
Each time after I hung up the phone, the first words out of my mouth were “oh what have I done?”
Fear poured down doubt and uncertainty and outright panic on me so forcefully I could hardly breathe. I had that moment where I had to hold onto something to catch my breath, and somehow push back the terror that enveloped me so that I could focus on the good that I will be doing. I need to concentrate on the message that I’ll be sharing, rather than the extreme discomfort in how I will be sharing it. After all, it isn’t about me anyway, it’s about getting the story across and hoping that someone else is impacted in a positive way through what I am doing.
So am I comfortable now with what I’ll be doing? No way on earth!
Is anxiety simmering already even though it’s several days before I do this? You bet!
Am I going to let it change my mind or stop me? Not in a million years!
Look out fear – I am aiming for you and you are going down!