Recently I was talking to a client, who is very creative; she was sharing with me how fearful and stressed she gets when she has to sell her creations.
I shared with her that many of my creative friends, even the ones who have had a lot of success, doubt themselves.
Often in new age literature it is implied that when we release our fear we will become successful, however, I believe that if you wait until you have no fear you will never do anything extraordinary.
When we give ourselves permission to move out of the comfort zone, our natural insecurities may emerge. This perfectly normal and allows us the opportunity to grow and overcome challenges, we thought were beyond us.
When we succeed, our confidence builds and we are able to expand and do more amazing things.
I spent about six years interviewing some of the most successful, authors, performers and speakers and leaders of our time. Most of them have experienced many failures and difficulties before they became successful.
The question is not whether you have fear and doubt, but whether fear and doubt stop you from doing what you really want to do.
When I told my client that I have experienced moments of fear and doubt, she seemed to calm down and relax. She told me just knowing that even I had challenging moments made her feel better.
For me, difficult moments help me to grow and to also develop a deeper understanding of the people I am helping. I often receive strong insights and guidance of how to help them.
Thus I feel that I am coming from deep compassion and understanding of what it really means to overcome difficult situations, expand and lead an extraordinary life.