What happens as you get closer to your dream?
It’s an interesting thing, to stand outside yourself and observe. While we often think we want something, our actions betray us.
I’ve become more aware and have gotten better over the years, but I can feel the pull of old, outgrown instincts. As I get closer to my online course launch date (which is at the end of February, by the way), I have to work to overcome my own inertia.
What gives?! I’ve been working for almost eight months on this! Why in the world would I stop right before the finish line?!
Well, I won’t. But if I left myself unchecked and didn’t pay attention to my insides and hadn’t done enough work on myself to realize what’s happening, I very well might.
Because I’m human and that’s what humans do.
We all think that fear is a conscious thing, but in most cases, we don’t even realize the demons we battle. Whether it’s fear of failure or fear of success (and I’ve no idea which is trying to take the wheel), if we’re not careful, we subconsciously sabotage ourselves out of living our dreams.
Our “reasons why not” start to make sense to us. We start to make other things, anything, more important. We let ourselves down without even realizing we’re doing it until the uncomfortable feelings fade, and our dream is in the rearview mirror.
We have this strange, illogical expectation that we can do big things that take us out of our comfort zone, without feeling uncomfortable. But that just isn’t going to happen.
Discomfort is part of the deal.
So, I’ve been feeling really uncomfortable this week, as I get closer and closer to making this thing a reality. Luckily, I can see it for what it is, simply a guise to keep me safe from the cliff. My survival instincts kicking in.
But the thing is, if we don’t allow ourselves to stand at the edge, we never get to experience ourselves…fly.
Where might you be holding yourself back from the very thing you want most? Get curious. Lean into the discomfort. Keep taking action to move yourself forward. To build your momentum and watch your dreams….take flight.
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