New Beginnings… so Frightening but also so Exciting at the same time!
Here I sit looking at this blank page unsure of where to even start. You see, I’ve never written a blog before and I’m not quite sure of what direction to take this in. So, I guess if I start by getting my thoughts and feelings about this new undertaking onto paper, it should take on a life of its own and just unfold.
I’ve come to realize that throughout my life all new beginnings have been frightening. Whether it is creating a blog for the first time, launching a new website, rebranding a company, starting a new job or venturing into a brand new phase of my life, entering the unknown is scary stuff! The emotions of Excitement and Fear sit at totally different ends of the spectrum for me. Excitement pushing me forward and Fear pulling me back. Insecurities surrounding an overwhelming “Fear of Failure” and, I guess, a “Fear of Success” too, creep to the surface of my mind. I start second guessing myself. Wondering if I can pull the new endeavor off and succeed, or at the very least survive it.
For the longest time, I always thought it was ONLY me that experienced these intimidating feelings and that I was ALL ALONE out there in trying to hide my fear around starting something new. But, then I stumbled upon something wonderful, something called COACHING. And it changed everything for me!! It has been a life-altering experience!
Oh, new beginnings are still scary, believe me! But, I have learned ways to break-through the fear and although it’s still there, I feel more comfortable with taking leaps of faith and calculated risks to move closer to living my dreams. I’ve learned it’s OK if things don’t go perfect! I’ve learned to just regroup and try again! And I have learned that I can’t possibly live my dreams if I don’t even give it a try!
It’s my hope that through this blog, I can provide you with insight, inspiration, information and support to awaken the answers within yourself as to how to “Live Your Dreams”!