Are You Frozen?
I am a huge fan of John Maxwell. I love his books, I love to listen to him speak. I love his "Minute with Maxwell" (which ironically are often longer than a minute!) But life has been weird to say the least and I've neglected John and have over 250 unwatched videos in my inbox. Well, today I decided I wanted to spend some time with John Maxwell. I go to the oldest email and the topic, FEAR. Take just over a minute and watch as John gives some great insights about the dangers of living in your fears and what to do about them.
What did you hear?
How does fear show up?
What does fear stop us from doing or being?
What jumped out to me:
Fear makes excuses (yep been there done that!)
Fear stops us from reaching our potential (OUCH!)
I need faith to increase and it will push down the fear.
Fear Holds You Back - Faith Lets You Go
This statement resonated deeply for me. My word for 2022 is Stretch. When that word came to me, I had NO idea just how stretched I would feel. No idea I would have to leave the organization that I've worked at for 36 years. No idea I would leave the church I've been at for 26 years. No idea I would be unemployed for over 2 months. Yet, here I am.
Some days it is a real struggle. Fear. Fear that no one will hire a 57 year old "jack of all trades, master of none." Fear that I really can't start my own business.
But then again, there's FAITH. Faith in my God. Faith in my God given talents. Faith in reaping the benefits of the sowing I did by investing in myself by becoming ICF certified and Gallup certified.
What about You?
Are you struggling with fear? Is fear holding you back from your potential? Are you making excuses for why you can't do something?
How can you increase your faith?
How have you invested in yourself? Prepared yourself to do the things you desire?
Take some time to reflect. What's holding you back? What's keeping you from being better tomorrow than you are today?