Do you hear that voice too? You know, the one that say’s ‘oh no you couldn’t do that or that won’t work’ I heard it this morning while I was visualizing a couple of my audacious goals. It very quickly and quietly told me to settle down and not get to big.
I’ve heard this voice, I’m guessing most of my life, however since creating blossom probably more so. I call it my Ego; it’s afraid of change and creates FEAR; false, experiences, appearing, real. It’s not that I’m heading down the wrong path or that I’m becoming a big wimp, I’m guessing it’s because I live outside my comfort zone more often and this is when Ego get’s scared.
It may show up when I’m about to present a seminar, or when I know I need to say something, however my Ego would prefer I kept my thoughts to myself.
The great thing is, it doesn’t have the same power over me anymore. It seems for now; I’ve tamed the dragon within, acknowledged it, developed a friendship and made the changes anyway.
Positive self-talk/affirmations, loving myself and being gentle, thinking about how far I’ve come and trusting in the process of life, all help me to stay focused on my end goals. I also find that when I’m being true to myself and looking at the big picture, I’m able to contribute so much more to others, which feels extraordinary and makes the leap so much more rewarding.
This is not to say Ego won’t stop me in my tracks anymore and maybe that’s a good thing. It enables me to reassess what I’m doing and where I’m going. Which is really important.
So where does Ego show up in your life and what does it stop you doing?
If you weren’t afraid, how would your life be different?
Like Susan Jeffers say’s, Feel the fear and do it anyway!