I can’t tell you how many times I have said this as a coach.
To the person wanting to take their company a different direction.
To the person hesitating about firing one of their top people.
To the person wanting to go for the promotion.
And also, to the person wanting to turn down a promotion.
So many times, we let fear get in the way of doing what we know we really want. What we know is true in our heart, to our higher self.
Why is this?
Why do we assume that the thoughts we have when we are afraid are the “real” thoughts? And that the other ones are the unrealistic ones?
We all have access to an innate, deeper wisdom. I’m guessing if you examine your best decisions, your most monumental forks in the road, there was a part of you that “just knew,” in a quiet moment, what the right direction was.
Did you listen? Or did you let fear, with its logic and rationalizations, convince you to take the more conventional, “safer” path?
Inaction is not safety. Inaction is just fear showing up as the freeze response.
When you are calm, when you are present, what does your inner wisdom tell you to do?
Do that. And wait for the next step to be revealed.