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Life scares the crap out of me sometimes.
BUT, I have also learned fear is not an excuse to hide, quit, or slow down.
I’ve learned over the years the best defense is a good offense and that just means: take action. Take baby steps. Millimeter baby steps if that works better. Move forward. Even when you are so full of fear and self-doubt, it would be easier not to.
REMEMBER…you are fearless and fabulous. I am too. We all are. It’s like a muscle that doesn’t get worked or a skill that doesn’t get practiced. Our “Be Fabulous Muscle” is never gone….it just needs to be “flexed” and pushed a bit.
And if all else fails, go to the Buddy System.
Remember summer camp? No one walked into the woods (unfamiliar turf) or went into the lake (deep waters) without a “buddy.” Counselors would periodically cease all activity and do a “buddy check.” You and your buddy would join hands, and raise them high in the air so counselors could see you. They could see you were accounted for and safe.
Adult life is like that too. Find a buddy. Find someone who also wants to cross the bridge, venture into unfamiliar turf, or tackle deep waters…but is just as afraid as you. Hold each other’s hand, hold them high in the air, and take one step.
There’s safety in numbers 🙂