“Oh my God! You’re about to run off the road!”
“We’re going down the side of the mountain end over end we’ll die in an explosive tangle of metal and wishful thinking!”
You look at the road ahead and turn the wheel ever so slightly to avoid contact with the rumble strip along the edge of the road. Looking at the rearview mirror, you see self-doubt in full blown adrenaline dump, gasping for breath.
“Thanks for the heads up,” you say. “It was a little dramatic, but it saved a bit of extra wear on the tires.”
Imagine if you learned to live like this with your self-doubt. Imagine being in a relationship with it, where (while you were always the one with your hands on the wheel), that panicked voice in your head actually made valuable contributions that kept you on the path, striving for excellence.
What if you could cut through its cloak of drama to the inner wisdom it offers?
What if you could translate “Hey! If you go up on that stage, you are going to FAIL! Everyone will know that you are a FRAUD!”
“Listen, this speech is a big deal. There are a lot of people listening. You really need to be on top your game. You have to be diligent in your preparation.”
What if “Keep your mouth shut! You don’t want to sound like an idiot and get fired!”
“This is an important issue. Form your thoughts carefully before you voice them.”
I’d love to know what your fear is being overly dramatic about! What are you longing to do that you haven’t started? What are you going to do about that? Comment below so we can talk about it.
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