Feel the fear and do it anyway

Susan Jeffers first wrote ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’ in 1987.  Now considered a classic and available in over 100 countries and 30 languages, it’s clear she has tapped into a universal theme!

One of the things that I have been afraid of is starting this ExtraordinaryNews.  Writing is not my forte…  I need to work out how to operate the software…  I didn’t have a name for it…  And of course there were lots of other competing priorities to take my attention and time.  (Are any of these delaying tactics familiar to you?)

Then I faced my truth.  I admitted I was afraid.  Susan Jeffer’s second Truth about fear says ‘The only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out … and do it.’

So here it is.  My first ExtraordinaryNewsI have felt the fear and done it anyway!

Where has fear limited your leadership in the past?  And now?

Susan Jeffer’s other four truths about fear are:

1     The fear will never go away as long as I continue to grow.
3     The only way to feel better about myself is to go out … and do it.
4     Not only am I going to experience fear whenever I’m on unfamiliar territory, but so is everyone else.
5     Pushing through fear is less frightening than living with the underlying fear that comes from a feeling of helplessness.

What are you afraid of that’s stopping you living your Extraordinary Future?   Where in your life do you need to feel the fear and do it anyway?