Does your voice of fear have a VIP backstage pass to your everyday thoughts? Join the club.
How is it possible that doubt, hesitation, and worry seemingly interweave themselves in our daily lives even without having a specific trigger?
Sometimes it seems like Ms. Fear (my voice of fear is female- what about you?) is everywhere: distracting us from getting things done, burdening us with worst-case scenario pictures that look all too real, and blurring the love we deep down yearn to feel toward ourselves.
I've been thinking about fear and its trump cards (worry, anxiety, doubt, uncertainty, hesitation, apprehension, distrust) a lot over the last few months. Since graduating from grad school last May, I've been working on growing my own coaching business.
Particularly in the beginning, I had what I like to call “internally-rainy” moments where I suddenly discovered an uneasy feeling in my stomach and a quiet voice sharply whispers: What are you doing? Are you sure you won’t fail at this? Perhaps you’d be better off getting a real job that pays you monthly?
Maybe your voice of fear says something like this: