Hi guys! Welcome to today's Motivation Monday post.
I spent most of last week getting over the flu (hence the lack of blog posts.) I'm now well enough to get back to doing the things I love!
Today I'm gonna kinda talk about the fear of success. I think it's something that many of us face, maybe more than we actually realize.
Today, my friend Rikki and I launched an e-course catered to those who want to create healthy habits and better their lives.
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The course is awesome, and when when came up with the idea for it, we worked on it full throttle. So much so that we worked really hard and didn't rest enough and... we got sick.
Despite being forced to slow down, we still had plenty of time to get the course out by the deadline we set for ourselves.
But as time went on, the important and finishing touches that were needed to perfect the course (to our standards.) But as time went on...we found it harder and harder to do what was done. Even though we were sick, that wasn't the real reason for the drop in motivation. Even though I'm not 100% sure in Rikki's case, I know that my procrastination stemmed from the rawness of the reality of my failures. The closer the deadline approached, the mightier and more likely the fears seemed to be. And suddenly, I was nervous, unsure, and questioning everything I'd written, experienced and researched for the e-course.
Now even though it makes no logical sense, the mind can play very powerful tricks on an uncertain person. Luckily Rikki and I had the discipline and faith that outranked our fears and enabled us to finish what we started. However, I'm not sure if we would've been able to finish without being aware of our fears, and getting through them.
The next time you feel yourself being stuck with a big upcoming deadline, take a step back and evaluate why you feel that way. It might be the way to get over the temporary paralysis.