Tag : fear

The Fears Though…

Tackle your fears, head on!

I started thinking about this post, Part 2 of my ACEing 2015 goal setting series, the day before clicking publish on Part 1. Somehow, despite the fact that I was super inspired and motivated, days later the bulk of what I wanted Part 2 to be just wasn’t coming to me. I would sit down and write, craft outlines, only to review my progress and not feel it. I didn’t feel it in my heart. My own words weren’t speaking to me at all.

So I stepped back and waited, occasionally stopping to really think about what it was that I was trying to achieve by writing these posts and sharing these parts of myself with you all, here on my blog. During the day, I got into the habit of noticing when I felt inspired and making a note about what it was that inspired me. I was listening to a LOT of music. I put myself out there to be found – reaching out to friends and really being present. Spending time with my kids. Cooking. Yoga. 

As I did this, the searching and thinking and living my life, I was also really tapping into my awareness of myself and my actions and reactions. Being still, so I could see.

And then it hit me. 5 days later… The fears.

Fear and Becoming Courageous

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Fear cripples. It’s true. Fear can take a person who is brilliant, fascinating, and insanely creative and turn them into the person who sits quietly in meetings, staring down, not making eye contact, and barely uttering a sound. It cripples teams, it cripples relationships, and it cripples individual spirits. Fear is one of the main things, if not the main thing, that stops real, meaningful, substantive connections from forming.

Connecting Over Connections Over Connections…

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We are put on this earth to connect with one another. Connection is what gives meaning and purpose to our lives. – Brené Brown

Over the past few weeks I’ve written possibly more than I should have a lot on the topic of connecting, and then I started to couple the concept of connections with the notion of fear and being courageous – because it’s so amazing what can happen when you’re able to move past the fear and into… what?