Have you ever put something scary off for MONTHS–knowing in the back of your mind there would come a day when you would have to take a deep breath and finally do it?
Me too. Writing this post is one of those things, and if you have just a moment, I’d like to tell you why.
At LearnDoBecome, we want you to wake up feeling excited—and we want you to go to bed feeling content. We want you to enjoy the time you spend with your family. And we want your life to be and feel organized and calm so you can work on projects that really matter to you. Throughout all of this, we want you to feel connected to a Higher Power, however you choose to define that.
So why am I scared? (Seriously. I’ve been dusting my computer, organizing pens…trying to think of any reason to put this off.)
It’s because there are a LOT of you here in our community.
And most of you don’t know me. And you don’t really know each other. And I REALLY want that to change.
Our life over the past several months has been full, and because I was trying to figure things out, manage all the details behind the scenes, and actually be there for my husband, children and other loved ones–without totally having a meltdown, I just stopped emailing and podcasting or even trying to serve you. It felt too hard.
But while talking with my friend/coach the other day, I learned a few things about fear that I thought would be helpful for you as well. Because I’m pretty sure that you also know what it feels like to be afraid.
(1) Whenever you stand up and decide to play bigger–to chase that mission, to achieve those goals, to become that awesome person you know is in there–some people are not going to like you. (Ahhhh! I cringe to even write that!)
(2) But if you don’t listen to that call inside of you, and if you choose to play smaller than you know you can, you’re going to miss the opportunity to lift those who might actually need what you have to give.
(3) There is never a perfect time to “start.” You just take that first step and start moving, and you accept the fact that other people are going to watch you grow–which means they will also watch you fail—AND they will watch you succeed.
But then, just maybe your imperfect stumbling will give them the courage to get up and do the same. Because ANY forward movement is just that…forward movement. Progress. Life. Light. Hope.
So I’m trying out an experiment. For the next three months, I am going to post something just about once a week that will lift you and encourage you to Learn, to Do, and to Become. I WON’T email you unless there is something important to say. But I won’t hide anymore because of fear.
And perhaps you can make a brave goal today, too, and we can go through the process together (and maybe report back in 12 weeks!).
So if you are excited to be part of this community and you’re thinking, “This is exactly what I need,” then keep an eye out for more that’s coming! (You’ll probably want to sign up for our free guide and audio so you can receive updates by email.)
***Fun Bonus Opportunity***
If you already know what scary thing you want to get moving over the next three months, or if you want to share your thoughts with me so I can know who is out there reading, please leave a comment below!
One last thought….My mom always said, “Excitement and fear physically do the exact same thing to your body. The difference is just how your brain interprets the event.”
I like that. And I am SO excited for this!
April (and Eric)