Stop Wasting Time — Get Over Your Fear
I talk a lot about fear and just getting out there and starting. But that doesn’t mean I’m always good at it myself.
Andy Traub had posted his list of things he does instead of actually writing a blog post. I can relate, and I’m sure you can too!
The underlining issue for me is fear. I have so many things I want to share with you all, but fear holds me back. My million dollar idea — what if you hate it? What if I post my best and then someone later tells me someone else said it before me and they said it better? What if I misspell a word? What if I write an awkward sentence? What if no one likes what I have to say? What if…?
So, I too have a lengthy list of things I do instead of actually writing for you, but I’ll limit myself to the top 10 time-wasters!
Beware of Mindless Time Wasters!
- Check Facebook.
- Browse Pinterest.
- Email, I’m always checking email.
- Go check on how my hubby and kids are doing, this one is so easy to do especially when I hear them laughing and having a good time during the day!
- Make a phone call — it’s amazing how I just have to call so-and-so right now when I’m supposed to be busy doing something else.
- Mindlessly pick up my phone and start pressing buttons, scrolling through anything and everything.
- Check my email, again!
- Organize my desk.
- Start a new list, a girl’s gotta stay organized!
But starting today, I am going to stop being afraid. I will no longer let my fear stop me from writing about my great ideas, if you don’t like them, oh well (although I cringe at the thought!).
Fear Eliminates the Possibility of Success
The last time I was criticized, I almost took down my “great post” on Facebook because I hated the thought that someone didn’t think it was such a great idea. Guess what, I didn’t. And I’m so thankful. That post ended up helping several other people in a big way.
So, if this post doesn’t help you, that’s ok. Move on. I know that it will help someone out there.
And hey, maybe we should listen to what our mothers taught us about not saying anything at all if we don’t have something
nice constructive to say.
So I challenge you too, what is one of your fears? What is holding you back? What can you do right now that will help you overcome your fear and start working toward your ultimate goal?
I’d love to know what you do instead of writing.