Live Loved LaShell
Follow Breanna as she runs a nonprofit , figures out life, and just enjoys each moment as it comes her way.
Please tell me I am not the only person that has new ideas, starts to put together new plans to make them happen and then you are hit with a wave of imposter syndrome and fear?
New adventures are fun and exciting, but they can also be overwhelming and straight up scary. It is easy to get lost in a cycle of allowing our minds to beat us up before we get a chance to start the big dreams we have on our hearts.
We get sucked into this state of believing myths that our minds tell us, and if you are anything like me they start to sound like this:
The list goes on and on.
Right off the bat this is enough for me to want to stop. I begin to feel discouraged, overwhelmed, and just not confident in myself or my abilities at all. But if everyone listened to the mean voice in our minds that tells us we can’t do something, then nothing would ever get done. So I figured I would share some of the steps I take to help me overcome my inner mean girl. I hope they help you too!
Another huge problem I have is not setting good expectations for my project from the beginning. I notice that when I don’t take the time to reflect and figure out what exactly I want out of the project and get really clear, when even the smallest thing goes different than the perfect plan in my head, my confidence shatters.
I’ve had to learn that every journey has twists and turns that can rock the boat, but when they happen they don’t have to be a horrible thing. By creating a game plan in the beginning of how I’m going to deal with those speed bumps I don’t feel so shaken and I’m able to continue forward versus letting fear make me stop.
Here are some of my top tips to keep you on track and help you fight the fear of starting or continuing your journey when those speed bumps pop up.
Each of these things; defining success, creating measurable goals, and breaking up your todo list will give you anchors to hold onto when fear creeps in. When your mind starts racing 100 miles per minute you can have tangible goals and steps to look at and slow you back down. Every project you start won’t end how you picture it, honestly very few things in life ever do, but even if it isn’t how you picture it, you started and with that you learn!
Don’t live a life of what ifs friend, your big, scary, crazy dreams are worth living and pursuing, don’t let that your mind beat itself up. You CAN do hard things, you just have to start and see it through no matter what.
I believe in the power and purpose of your dreams friend, and I’m rooting for you to win!
All the best,