Today, I’m showing you this vulnerable side of me as I share with you one of my biggest fears that has held me back as an entrepreneur and as an individual and how I’m working on it to overcome it – The Fear of Writing.
Find your weakness and make it become your strength.
I believe in working with what you have and using it to the best of your ability. Personally, I have recognized this as a problem that I have. However, it’s important to recognize your weakness and make it an opportunity for you to build it into your own strength.
Acknowledging My Fears
You see, I am great at speaking, that I am sure of as I’ve won several awards in speaking. However, I am recognize that I am weak when it comes to writing.
I have all these great information and I feel there’s a lot more I can give. But I just feel that I’ve held that back because I’ve been embarrassed with my writing as I’m just so much better at speaking than writing.
So I realized I have let this hold me back. I have this fear of looking stupid or the fear of sending out an unpolished work.
Fear prevents us from doing the things that we’re really capable of doing.
We’re going on four years now with the podcast, but I only have 5 or 6 blog posts. It’s not something that I can do so I did not even try to push it. Because I have let fear hold me back.
TODAY is the day where it stops.
“That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Some insights from this wonderful quote:
- If you do something over and over again, it becomes easier.
- The difficulty of writing is not going to change, but your ability to write may become easier.
- It’s not the nature of the thing that changes, but it’s our ability to do it changes.
One of the things motivational speaker Eric Thomas said is that people complain about how they can’t do something when they’ve never even tried doing it before. You can’t complain about something and be born perfect and just be awesome at something. It takes time. It takes repetition.
So this is what I’m going to work on moving forward:
I’m going to write more no matter what. Even if it sucks, it’s going to improve over time. It’s going to get better. Because being persistent in doing it will make things easier. Not that the nature of it changes, but it’s my ability to do it changes.
Now here’s what I’ve done which are some strategies which I will be doing regularly and consistently:
- Read more.
Reading more books can help us with our writing. So this is something I’m going to be doing more of.
- Write in my journal daily.
Spend some 20 minutes or so just writing about life, accomplishments, goals, etc. The key is to get into the habit of writing.
- Do one blog post per week.
To start off, I’m going to do a blog post for the TSE blog per week as well as another one that I can write for someone else at least once per month. I will also be sharing more and more stuff, something which I’ve gained over the years from this podcast and we will be bringing them to you soon. So stay tuned!
So this is how I’m going to tackle my biggest fear. And I am overcoming this as I continue to help people within the TSE community and outside of it to be become better and do better and be more successful.
Now it’s your turn…
What’s the ONE BIG FEAR that’s holding you back?
What’s one difficulty that’s keeping you from accomplishing your goals and from getting to where you need to get to? Is that the fear of prospecting? Asking for the business? Talking to management? Or presenting to executives? Is that the fear of asking for referrals? Is that the fear of going in sales? Of getting a NO from a prospect?
Not only in the sales aspect, but life in general… what is your fear? Do you have fear of writing or speaking? Do you have fear of talking to your kids about certain difficult topics?
I want to hear about your difficulty or your biggest fear and how you’re overcoming that fear. We can do this together! Let’s work on our fears together. Let’s grow together.
Again, I declare today…
That I will continue to build a strong family/community and give you all the tools and ways to help you succeed and thrive because when one of us thrives, we all thrive.
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