"Let your curiosity be greater than your fear."
This is exactly HOW curiosity becomes a superpower.
We can use curiosity to overwhelm fear so that even though we feel afraid, we can move forward anyway.
But HOW do you do that, exactly?
Let me share a client's story.
She had been saying for over a year she was going to start a blog. She knew it was important and she was very proud of the work she and her team did for their clients.
And yet for a year, she just couldn't bring herself to start. Her fear was just too big. She was terrified of putting herself out there, of being so vulnerable & exposed.
She was mostly terrified of the fact that she just knew she couldn't do it "the right way", i.e. according to best practises & the way they said we "should".
One day I asked her what was she passionate about that was bigger than that fear? What was it in her vision, in her work, that could overwhelm the fear?
She thought for a few minutes & with tears in her eyes she said, "Helping people who really need it, when they are really in trouble and can't see a way forward. I will do anything and everything I can to help them. That is bigger than anything."
We then talked about how she could harness that passion, link it to her natural curiosity & use that to help her write and post blogs while she is afraid.
That was 3 years ago. She still shares her blogs, newsletters, video stories and posts regularly. And she helps many more people because they can find her & get to know and trust her & her work.
So the next time you are stopped by fear, ask yourself what is bigger than this fear? What am I so passionate about that it will overwhelm this fear?
Then get curious. Explore how you can use your passion to move forward even when you feel afraid.
The fear won't go away. Not right away. But becoming curious about how you can express your passion while you're afraid, will get you moving anyway.
This client told me that working with me for a short period of time, helped her unlock things that had been stuck for over 10 years.
If you're stuck or are looking for more flow in your work & life, DM me to have a chat!
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