There are times when I just do not feel like doing anything work related, not the best for an entrepreneur. Lately, I have been taking into account what is behind the reason for this lack of motivation and I came to the conclusion that it is due to fear. Yes, I fear rejection, feelings of insecurity, of not being good enough, and other little black clouds of negative thoughts. When they creep into my mind it affects my entire body which then drains me of energy.
So, now what? First step to any problem is to find the source. Check. Now, next step is to break it down and identify what the issues are. In my case it’s insecurity and fear. What I have been doing is making a list of what it is I want to do and putting them into my calendar. Since I love to check things off it is very satisfying when I do it. Then I have been surrounding myself with influential people who are giving me lots of insight and positive support.
By staying busy and productive I have been able to tell those little clouds to disappear for they are not wanted in my life. I then say a mantra like, “My passion in life is to inspire, I can do this” over and over until I feel it in my body. It takes baby steps at times to focus on what I want to do, because honestly there are so many things I want to do.
I’m thankful for the opportunities and people coming into my life as they are assisting me in visualizing my dream of inspiring others and living a passionate life. Thank you to all of you who take the time to read these postings for you give me strength to keep on going.
Discussion: What is one thing you do when doubt or fear arise in your life to keep moving forward?