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I'm Scared

posted 5 Dec 2010, 06:32 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 5 Dec 2010, 06:33 ]

I am scared.

Yep - scared.  I love the emails, cards, and phone calls
from so many of you saying that you want to be fearless.
You want to share your story, build the business, leave your
spouse, buy the house, or leave the job.

But, you're scared.

I am too.

Everybody is.  All those emails flooding your inbox... all
the people making all those whatever figures a year... the
ones flying fancy planes and sipping champagne.  They are
scared, too.  Some of them are exaggerating their stories
for you because they are frightened that if you saw who they
really are - imperfect, taking out the trash, walking the
dog... you might not love them anymore.

And some aren't exaggerating their stories — they just
live a lot like you and me.  Working hard, loving our work,
playing, having fun, and wanting to make a difference in the
world.  But we all have one thing in common: fear.  I
remember as a child watching Jesse Jackson give a political
speech where he said:

"Some of your folks came over on the Mayflower; Mine came
over on slave ships. But we are all in the same boat now."

And we are all in the same boat now no matter where you came
from or where you are — we are all looking to make more
money, make an impact, serve, and live an extraordinary life.
 So, I want to ask you to do something with me today.  I want
you to understand and recognize that you aren't that far away
from where I am.  You aren't any different than those emails
coming into your inbox.  You can live any life you want and
it's ok to be scared.  I am.  They key is:

You do it afraid.

The truth is:

If you are afraid — you have company.

The prescription is:

Do it anyway.

Any next big step is scary — believe me I feel like I
have been on a 3-year stair climber.  As my mentor says,
"You change ~ adapt ~ grow!"  And when you do you see

Now, here is what doesn't work:

You are scared and you do nothing. OR Be afraid and avoid
making a decision.

Success takes action even when you are afraid.  Success
means being nervous and investing in yourself.  Being afraid
and starting anyway.  Being scared and taking risks.

Success is in doing it afraid.

"What we fear comes to pass more speedily than what we
hope." -- Publilius Syrus - Moral Sayings (1st C B.C.)

(c) 2010 Suzanne Evans

About the Author:

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