when the new year came around, a huge amount of goals and intentions came with it. i don't really like to think of anything as "resolutions" because that makes me believe that something wasn't good enough and i need to change it. instead, i like to focus on my intentions going forward and try to visually map out the year in my head and how i would like it go.
2013 was a year i will never forget. so many things happened, so many wonderful and amazing things that have solidified the direction my life is heading in. i learned some things that didn't work and a lot of things that did. i learned who i wanted to continue to become and watched the parts of me i chose to leave behind. sometimes i feel like the artist of my life. we all have the ability to create whatever we want.
and that's exactly what i wanted to talk to you about today. it's time for a 2014 challenge...are you up for it?
as the new year approached, i was laying in bed one night and suddenly an overwhelming sense of panic and fear took over me. i felt it happen and didn't try to push it away. i listened to it and in a moment it was gone. it was the fear of failure; of not moving forward with the life i wanted to create. in a split second my mind raced from "what if i can't do it? what if it doesn't happen? what if i fail and i am stuck someplace i don't want to be?" if i had let that fear linger, it only would have grown stronger and IT would have been the cause for any "failure" that followed. that's how fear works.
when i was younger that fear did linger longer. and it made my personal work much harder. it made failure more of a possibility. operating out of fear requires so much more energy and it very rarely leads anywhere good. you can acknowledge the fear and say "thank you, but no thank you." and that's what i have learned to do.
what exactly are we all afraid of anyway? do i really think my business will come tumbling to the ground after years of hard work? no. but is it a possibility? of course! anything and everything is a possibility. but you have the choice to focus on whatever you choose, and i think you'll get a lot more out of focusing on what you want, than what you are afraid of.
so i took that fear and i acknowledged it and then let it leave my body. once it left, i felt at peace again. and then i had the space to get all pumped up and excited about moving forward.
we all have the ability to manifest what we want out of life. whether you want a new job, a relationship, a home, success, personal goals, etc. the key to successfully manifesting these things is to leave absolutely no room for doubt. none whatsoever. as soon as doubt and fear enters the picture, say goodbye to those marvelous things happening.
i've watched it over and over in my life. like i've talked about before, it is insanely easy to sink into doubt and fear and you get trapped. the longer you stay in it, and the more energy you put into it, the harder it is to get to the other side. if you're lucky and you reach a place of just letting go, that initial step can be hard, but the rewards are great. if you can't just "let go" and have to climb your way out of it, the battle of reaching to the other side can feel a bit endless and very challenging. you are learning to rewire your head and heart!
but i want 2014 to be the year i let go of any remaining fear. i want it gone. i want to live my life freely and with enthusiasm and excitement for tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that. will you join me?
by joining in on the 2014 challenge called "let go of fear" we will choose to focus on moving forward and leaving fear behind. we will venture into the unknown with passion and be open to whatever comes our way!
so who's in? leave a comment and let us know. if you want to tell us a little bit more about what your goals are, add it in your comment.
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