I’ve had a busy couple of months. I created and implemented a new curriculum idea in my daytime position and it challenged every fear and concern I’ve felt I ever had. Although the experience pushed me, it was definitely one I needed.
I have grown so much during the 5 years I’ve spent with my organization. I’ve been stretched, pushed and pulled all up and out of my comfort zone. Not only has the work I’ve been doing allowed me to have an impact on others, my personal development has also been strengthened in a way I never thought possible.
Some of the things I’m doing in my position as a Training Specialist, are things I would never have imagined 6 years ago. I like the new me.
Those fears I carried for all these years are beginning to get smaller and smaller. I’ve learned a few tricks along the way that make things a little less scary for me.
Here are 5 ways I’ve tackled my most common fears.
- Proper preparation prevents poor performance. My biggest fear would always surface around presenting information. I learned the more prepared I am the less nervous I feel. Sisters, you must prepare, prepare, prepare.
- My pep talks are necessary. When I just can’t seem to shake my fears I encourage myself with my favorite chant, “You can do it, you can do it, you can do it.” It works every time. Sisters, find an affirmation, song or quote that inspires you and do it!
- Having a genuine interest or passion for what I do helps. The more passionate I am about a topic, the less likely I am to experience fears. Sisters, find a way to do what you love.
- Trust myself, always. I’m knowledgeable, capable, believable, and likable, so what am I really afraid of. Sisters, you have to believe in your own super powers. You’re stronger, braver, and more amazing than you know.
- Other people’s opinion shouldn’t matter more than my own. I had to stop worrying so much about what other people thought about me. Once I began to release that concern the more confident I started to feel. Sisters, love yourself and don’t be so tied to other folk’s opinions.
There are many ways to start tackling your fears. You have to first be sick and tired of fear winning in your life. Once you get to that point, these 5 tips will quickly be worth trying.
Bolder Sisters, which of these tips are you willing to try or have you tried already?