Hiding from New Adventures? Who, me? ;) (You too? )
Let's talk about YOU for a sec, and how you can totally start confidently celebrating those new, adventurous opportunities you've been kinda afraid of for a while ;)
Fear is like a comfy pair of shoes sometimes— we wear it and feel it so gosh darn often! And I'll be honest, fear is always my very first go-to gut-reaction to any exciting opportunity that comes my way. Is it the same for you?
It's not always straight up terror— sometimes it feels like avoidance: the way you'll start 9,000 other small tasks to avoid a new responsibility. Or sometimes it might feel like negativity: focusing on 3,000 reasons how this new thing could totally suck.
Fear is sneaky like that, (dang it!) It can just pop into our behaviors before we can even acknowledge that it's really fear that's holding us back.
And it's because growth can be uncomfy.
New opportunities offer new ways to fail.
Adventures can lead to places you might not like.
Sometimes you just plain old want to hide from that scary new adventure. This was totally me allllll last week.
This week? It’s all about jumping off the high-dive, feet-first into that uncomfy space and making it fun!
Feeling fear will probably always be my gut reaction when I encounter a new path in my life. Buuut that's only until I talk myself into "champing up" and doing something about it! And then?
It's time to celebrate the excitement! (And what better way to do that than with copious quantities of post-it’s and Lizzo playing fabulously in the background?) :D
And while champing yourself up sounds AWESOMMME, it doesn't always feel easy.
Or it's hard to know where to start.
And that's because learning to hype yourself into confidence can take time and consistency. (The actual steps aren't even usually hard— it's the whole building habits thing that can feel hard as heck. But then again, that's why you've got me to stick with you on your journey!! ??)
There're definitely some mindset habits that make it easier once you start using them regularly! (Because there are always going to be SO MANY times in this life when we're gonna want to hide from something great because newness is uncomfy, and because when it comes to the fear of failure, the struggle is REAL. (Legit, that's one of my BIGGEST fears!)
Buuuuuuuut, we can’t accomplish great things if we make decisions according to our fears. (Dang it!) So we can bulk up our mindset habits to help to ease the path to confident adventure!
If you were in my beautiful squishy brain, you'd hear me tell myself things like this alllllll the time:
* “Okay but like you can’t live in fear though, sooooooooo just go make it happen.”
* “Nope, too bad, you actually can’t just avoid it forever, GO DO THE THING!”
* “Well fuck it, a secret tiny part of you wants to do it, so just DO IT, dude.” (My inner brain swears like a sailor. Evidently that's effective for it) ;)
And the point here isn't so much saying exactly what I say (although you totally can! Use what you need, babe!) The point is moreso to talk to yourself like this consistently.
I could talk about the power of positive self-talk for DAYS! It's SO beneficial to change the way you talk to yourself if you're looking to amp up your confidence!
And You are SO deserving of confidence, sweet friend <3 We're in this together!
And that new adventure I was talking about? It's full steam ahead! I'm building some fabulous new things to help boost your confidence!
(If you want to get in on those new things early use this link to get more info!) >*>*> https://mailchi.mp/braveheartopenmind/beta-tester
Cheers & coffee mug clinks (because I'm wayyy too caffeinated this week),
P.S. Adding yourself to the list for more info doesn't, like, obligate you to doing anything! It just means that you get first dibs on info and more internet high-fives and mug clinks from me!