Lets Face It

Demetra Moore | September 10th, 2014
Demetra Moore of Moore Out of Life,Inc

Demetra Moore of Moore Out of Life,Inc

This was my thought as I marched down the aisle to make my first commencement speech. There were too many people in the auditorium, and if I messed up, the entire world would know. My heart raced as fear flooded my brain. I wanted to run back to my car.

Fear almost robbed me of a thriving speaking career before it even began. I could have ruined my future and killed my extraordinary dreams if I would’ve left the auditorium that day. And I’m not fear’s only victim.

In the coaching community, we find that fear often dictates our next steps in life or keeps us stagnate in dead-end jobs we hate. However, these feelings don’t have a place in a life of transition and growth. You can’t grow as a person if you don’t step out and stretch yourself. If you are comfortable doing everything, you aren’t growing as a person.

I consider F.E.A.R to be an acronym for “Fake Evidence Appearing Real.” If we look at this feeling from this stand point, it’s easier to take a chance and face our fears. Here are some tips that will help you move past fear into your dreams.

First, create a list of goals you would like to accomplish. Think of the things you always wanted to do and didn’t. Or things you started and never finished. Today is the time to start doing things you are passionate about.

When listing your goals, make sure these are personal S.M.A.R.T goals. S.M.A.R.T is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-based goals. These types of goals will help you create a plan to get to the next level. If you need help crafting the details of these goals, contact a career coach who can help you.

Second, prioritize your list of goals. Prioritizing your list allows you to put the necessary efforts and energy into each project all the way to completion.

Lastly, enjoy the journey by fully experiencing the process. During this time, do not compare your progress to anyone else’s. You are learning and developing the character you need to grow and transition.

Don’t go through life saying, “I wish I would have” or “I should have done…” You only get one life to live, so live it to the fullest.

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