What do you do with doubt? Make a date!
“What do I do about the fear that just wants to paralyze me when going for my dream?”
I get that question all the time.
Here’s the thing. If you waited until the fear went away to get started with anything, you would never move. Fear is going to be a player when going for your dream if you are truly dreaming big and bold.
The good news is you can do something about fear. You can learn to have it without it having you.
Here’s a technique I learned from my mentor called a “Date with Doubt.” I go into more detail in this video and here it is for you in a nutshell.
You literally put a date on your calendar to converse with your doubt. During that date, you let it share with you all of the scary pictures it is conjuring up. Write it all down.
Then, you look at it asking these 3 questions:
1. Are these fears happening right now? The answer is most likely no.
2. Do I want them to happen? Again, this is probably a really strong NO!
3. If it happens, (My worse fear) do I know that my higher power and I will be handle this?
You stay here until you have a solid YES!!!!! Know in this moment that there is a power so much bigger than just you in your human form at work. Access that knowing during your date with doubt.
Then, summarize. Your worse fear is not happening right now. You don’t want it to. You know that there is a power at work in and through you that is bigger than any fear, doubt or condition.
Let the awareness of all of this dissolve any doubt and generate faith.
From this place of awareness, bring your mind back to your vision. See yourself living that amazing life that you love and ask, “What is one action step I can take right now to move me in the direction of my dream?”
Get up and solidify this process with an action step.
It may be that you need to have a date with your doubt every day for a bit. It is definitely something you can schedule weekly. The gift of this process is that when fear wants to creep in, you now have a structure to sequester it so you can put your focus on something that is a whole lot more interesting and fun to keep moving forward.
Share your experience with the date with doubt in the comment section and in the Ultimate Life Facebook group. *If you’re not yet a member, send us a request to join and a member of my team will get you added!
Here’s to your dream,
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