Fearing The Unknown

Do you ever notice a lingering fear that haunts your waking thoughts?  It becomes the mountain right on your path to get you to your goals.  It’s like no matter which way you turn, there’s that mountain right in your way.

Why are you on this path anyway?  What are you going to do to overcome the mountain?  How will you be, do and have all that your heart desires?

For most of my life there always seemed to be a missing piece that kept me from my greatest self.  I tried and tried to do all the things, working harder, faster, better, yet nothing was getting me over to the hump.  Until one day…I could no longer stay in my comfort zone.  I decided something had to change.

I decided to invest in myself.  I decided to leave the usual path of trying with little results to find my path of success.  My unique path had to be different if I would achieve my goals.  The cookie-cutter mold that I thought was available for optimal success was a myth.  I would create a new path just for me.

But wait!  I haven’t done this before.  I don’t even know the next step to take, and it feels dark here in this new place of uncertainty.  All my life I longed for structure, for routine and now I was going to embark on something outside of the norm to find me.  Venturing on my new path is unknown. …searching for freedom.

What’s interesting is most of my life I was enamored by the people who had “made it.”  I used to think they must have some special gene mutation or extra brain cells that enabled them to become so successful.  I never thought they would identify as having feelings of fear around the unknown. 

Since embarking on my own journey of self-discovery and growth, I have learned many people who have become the Greatest of All Time (the GOATs we admire and look up to) have had their own areas of feelings uncertainty along their trek to greatness.  What was the big difference between them and those who hadn’t yet achieved their big goals? 

Determination, a willingness to try again and time.

As Nelson Mandela has shared his learning as follows:  “courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.  The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

Did you realize fear can come in many shapes and sizes.  That’s right.  And sometimes fear comes quite unexpectedly as if from some scary Halloween movie.

How does fear show up for you?

And more importantly, what are you willing to do about it to be the overcomer you are meant to be.  What if you already had everything you need to succeed but you just haven’t realized it…yet.

If you are here reading this, then you must be somewhat curious about your next steps.  You have arrived to this point for a specific reason and I want to encourage you to take your next step.

For me, the next step was saying yes to myself and being willing to let go of my past to embrace the unknown and unchartered future.  If we are being honest, the future is always unchartered, isn’t it?  Enrolling in the Elite Coaching Academy (ECA) Level I propelled my life into the great unknown with confidence, trust in myself and a support system that would not only help me along the way of this new frontier, but they also cheer me on.  It doesn’t get much better than that. 

There are more resources available to you than you may realize.  I encourage you to say yes to your future and get around that mountain. To get started on your new path that leads to your GOAT life go to yagertraining.com/connect.

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