Do you ever get those moments where you feel like you aren’t enough? How about a case of good ol’ imposter syndrome? I think it is safe to say everyone goes through this at some time in their life.
Have you ever taken a moment to ask yourself: “Where does this feeling come from?”
If you take a look a little deeper, you can see that fear is to blame. Fear that you aren’t enough, that you don’t know what you are doing, and that you won’t make it. Fear of failure, or even fear of success. This is a totally normal and human response to have when the road before us is daunting. And nowadays, when isn’t it?
But fear is just that – fear. It is an emotion, and while the feeling is always valid, it may not be accurate. What are some ways you can take a step back when you feel afraid and recognize and recalibrate this emotion? Recognizing it for what it is, normalizing it, and then choosing to move forward and lean into that discomfort is a whole other level of empowerment (and growth!). It ain’t easy, but it’s worth it. Here is a motivational quote I love that keeps me grounded in the face of fear:
“We are more often frightened than hurt, and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.” – Seneca
Next time you are feeling those anxious butterflies, choose to recognize the feeling for what it is. Take a few deep breaths. Choose to think about all that will go right instead of punishing yourself by imagining all that could go wrong. And remember, we at Recovery Consultants are here for you!
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