I’ve never been shy girl, but I’ll admit that I have held myself back at times. Doing the hard work that’s required to be successful was never my issue, but actually being successful scared me. Weird, right? I think it boiled down to my previous definition of success, albeit stereotypical, i.e., fame and fortune. Well, I was OK with the fortune part, but the feeling of being well-known by people who I didn’t know freaked me out. I was a pretty private person and generally didn’t like folks all up in my biz-nass, so the idea of putting myself out there for the masses wasn’t very appealing. Don’t ask me why I felt like I was going to be famous for doing what I love. I guess that’s that Leo confidence coming through. Where was all that confidence when it came time to make moves to take my career, businesses, and other things to the next level? It cowered in the corner, and fear ruled the day. SMH.
Fast forward to today. I have a new definition of success that gives me the power to continually punch fear in the face and go after the life I want. How do I do it? Glad you asked.
- I have my priorities straight. I know what I want and I go get it. Period.
- I continually push myself outside of my comfort zone. It still feels weird, but I know it’s necessary in order to get where I’m going.
- I’m unapologetic about being successful. No more shrinking in the background, fearing that my greatness is a burden. Nope, this girl is over all that. Bring it on, Universe.
- I’m a magnet for the right people and opportunities to come into my life. Realizing that I can pull who and what I need to me has changed my life. If you don’t do this, you must start TODAY.
- I know I am deserving of success. This was a big one to accept, but I have allowed it to slowly become part of me.
Being fearless didn’t happen overnight, but once I was able to stop over-thinking and start actually doing the things mentioned above, fearlessness just showed up. Now, I’m not saying that I have everything figured out and that I don’t get scared before I do things — heck yeah, I do. The difference is that now I feel the fear, then do whatever I want to do anyway. Gotta keep going; success awaits!