So you identified with the half-assed? Well, yesterday I made a declaration that I was tired of mediocre. Actually, I think the exact words were “I am fucking done with Mediocre – I am so tired of myself!”
This was in regards to how I was getting in my own way. I have a project, I have been doing it for a while yet I am still not owning the fact I am doing it. I wanted this and now that I have it I am playing the shrinking violet. It all came together with this statement coming out of my mouth.
I have let the fear stop me. My courage seemed to dry up like the grass in the hot summer sun. Why? That voice in my head whispers things to me – What if people don’t like it?; How can you promote yourself, that’s conceded, you might look bad and so on. That ego can sure be a pain in the ass and as the voice got louder I let it get to me.
I know from experience that once you step into the fear it subsides so I am stepping up. Courage is my mantra and I am going back to it.
If you are finding that you are letting fear stop you, take a deep breath, remember you are not a shrinking violet and take the step.
Here is a definition of courage: “The choice you make to move forward, whether you are afraid to or not.”
If fear is stopping you, think about a time when you had courage. Can you remember how it made you feel?
Hold on to that and just ignore the voice in your head. Take the step and the fear will subside. Kiss half-assed goodbye.