Which voice do you listen to?

I’ve been hearing a new voice lately. It started out as a whisper, but lately, it’s been getting louder.

Now don’t think I’m crazy because you have voices too – we all do. Whether it’s a voice of fear, telling us we can’t or shouldn’t do something, or a voice of confidence assuring us that we are on the right path, we all have these voices. I guess it boils down to whether or not we choose to listen to them.

Today is Day 19 of a 24-day Start Experiment in which I have participated with best-selling author Jon Acuff and 23 others in my group. At the beginning, we had to state a risk we would take toward achieving our dream, and then we’ve taken steps toward that dream. Challenges and homework from Jon each day have helped guide us and shape our thinking in powerful ways.

It really doesn’t matter for any of us what our risk or dream involved, because the experiment was more about changing our mindset.

What I have discovered about myself in this adventure is that simply listening to that voice of confidence instead of the voice of fear has influenced my approach. Instead of simply settling for what is comfortable, I’m more willing to look at what could be and move in that direction. And that brings a different energy.

Are you listening to the voice of fear, or have you let that voice of confidence start getting louder?