I've scribbled the alphabet for meaning since I can remember.
“Sustaining doubt is harder work than sliding into certainty.”
- Daniel Kahneman
Invested and enrolled in a business class to break into our personal brand – I have heard a lot of ideas recently. Great ideas. Powerful ideas. And every idea is connected to a person, who stands on the cusp of their own greatness, scared.
Really, everyone. It doesn’t matter if they are already successful in: relationships, finances, lifestyles, whatever you want to name, everyone of them is carrying a fear of failing and a childhood load of doubt.
How about you? What cliff of uncertainty have you jumped off recently? And why or why not?
No, it doesn’t have to be starting a business it could be just starting a conversation with someone that you are avoiding, or a habit you aren’t up for breaking. What happened to us that leaves us scared of our own shadow? How does this exactly happen?
It’s too easy and unfair to blame it on our parents. They are imperfect beings that created a third party; there is bound to be some great gifts and some important places for growth. So let’s, in this moment, take responsibility and not jump to blame, but more importantly look at what social structures are in place that we more comfortable with being inadequate than being grand.
Why do we scoff at others’ success rather than using it for fuel for our own?
Why do we shun those strong enough to break our patterns of comfort?
Why are we so afraid to make the next leap into our own greatness?
It is fear of failure. Failing our selves, our families, our comfortable knowing. There is nothing wrong with comfort so long as it doesn’t require a withering of our greatness.
What can we do? Commit to our own success at all costs. My father likes to say, “Everything but death is negotiable.” And pop star Nicki Minaj says, “Everybody dies but not everybody lives.” So while we are here, let’s be certain there is a grand reason for it and let go of the doubt that we are not capable. How? One step at a time. One honest conversation at a time. One newly learned edge of the moment. We cannot know what the true outcome will be unless we are willing to see it through.
Worth doing? I think so.
“Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!
Why do you stay in prison
When the door is so wide open?”
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