Are you afraid of your own SUCCESS? You may not be sure, so to start, ask yourself the following:
- Am I afraid of what will happen if I’m successful?
- Do I think my success will change my identity?
- Do I worry my life won’t be the same?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be letting your FEAR control your FUTURE.
My friend Wendy McGee is committed to helping people overcome their fears. Her program FitFannie is designed to help people afraid of starting an exercise routine actually stick with it.
Wendy loves what she does, but she started her program mid-life. That alone was scary! However, her desire to help others get moving, to help those afraid to start taking better care of themselves, was BIGGER than her own fear of starting over with a new vocation.
Through her own RELAUNCH, she learned that FEAR has the potential to hold us back from SUCCESS.
Wendy believes that what we FEAR the most can actually help us GROW the most.
Here are Wendy’s 3 SECRETS to keep your FEAR from holding you back:
- BE PRESENT
Practice being PRESENT with yourself and your goals. Make a list of values or qualities you’d like to have and pick the top 10. Make these your roadmap for the path forward. When you know what you’re moving towards you can also draw your boundaries. This way, you’ll have the CONFIDENCE to overcome any fears about moving forward.
- BE COMPASSIONATE
As you move forward, be COMPASSIONATE with your yourself and your progress. Fear can be a humble teacher. The more you learn and embrace the STRONGER you’ll be in the end. But this doesn’t happen overnight. Be kind to yourself through the process.
- TAKE IT ONE STEP AT A TIME
CHANGE can be scary. But GROWTH only happens when you start to move. Take the first step, then another. With each step, refer to your goals and boundaries. Does the next step help you? Does it bring you happiness and confidence? If not, it may not be the right step.
Giving into FEAR can hold you back from SUCCESS. But learning from it can help you GROW and, ultimately, find your TRUE POTENTIAL.
Interested in Wendy’s program? Check out fitfannie.com or visit the App store to download the Fit Fannie app for free.