Feeling afraid to step outside your comfort zone is normal. The trick is to be afraid and do it anyway.
Whenever we start something new, and push ourselves outside our comfort zone, something called imposter syndrome takes over. We start feeling like a fraud which leads to questioning ourselves, and we open the door for fear and self-doubt to creep in.
So, what do you do when self-doubt takes over and throws you into the grip?
You get moving and you stay in consistent action! Even if you’re afraid, you keep taking small steps towards your goals every day.
The inner voice in your head that’s telling you that you’re not good enough or that you don’t know what you’re doing loses its megaphone voice when you start taking action and doing the things you’re meant to do.
Here’s the tea: Whenever you start a new job, a side-hustle, a new business or anything unfamiliar, it’s normal to get butterflies in your stomach, and feel like your nerves are getting the best of you. But truth be told, these are actually good feelings and often show up when you’re in growth mode.
Learn to drill into your fear and understand where it’s coming from.
Our bodies are designed to protect us and keep us comfortable. So just know when you’re doing something that is outside of the normal routine and completely different, your body is going to push the alarm and expect you to get back in formation.
By taking consistent action, trusting yourself and having faith in what you cannot see, you are building your muscle of resiliency and your confidence will expand.
Connect with the part of you that is open to growing and daring to do things differently.
Dancing with fear and self-doubt is an art and takes practice. Keep doing it and before long you won’t even know they are there.