Overcoming Fear

I’ve always been someone who believes that you can do anything you set your mind to. I work hard on projects and I often dive in without thinking about whether or not I have the skills to complete the project. I just trust that I can make it happen or figure it out as I go along. In the last month or so, I’ve found myself completely paralyzed by fear. You see, I have two big projects that need to be done for Christmas… and I’m worried that what’s in my head won’t be translated when I start working on the project. That maybe my skills aren’t up to par. That maybe, just maybe, I bit off a little more than I could chew… so I stalled. I found ways to waste my time (thanks Bejeweled!). I read, I studied, I pondered but I don’t do.

That was, until last night. Last night, I decided that I just needed to start. Enough reading, enough stalling, I just needed to try. After all, what was the worst thing that could happen? I could FAIL… but I believe through failure comes the opportunity to learn and grow, so why worry about that? I pulled out the supplies that have been waiting for months and I dove in. It took me a lot longer than I thought it would, but I finished the first step on one of my project last night! I can’t show it to you yet, but when it’s finished, I will. I have to say though, that it feels great to get started and get past my fear… and all I needed to do was take a deep breath and start. What do you do when you’re stuck?

Happy Thursday!

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