I can't tell you how many times I've done these questions with myself, over a hundred times, at least. They go pretty deep, so maybe grab a tissue along with your pen and paper.
What is the fear based story from your past that is blocking you?
In what ways is this story keeping your from stepping into your role as a leader?
How do you compare yourself to others?
How do you judge yourself and your work?
When you think about this fear and how it is holding you back, how does it make you feel. List some emotions.
Describe it. Does this fear have color? A texture? Smell or sensation? Do you feel it in your body somewhere?
Look over some of your answers here. It's obvious that this story is holding you hostage, and that it causes you a great deal of discomfort on an emotional AND a physical level.. Are you ready to release this fear once and for all? If so, answer the next question, and repeat each of your answers out loud, please.
Dear *insert Higher Power here* , I am so sick of this fear. I am sick of feeling __________________ , ________________, and ________________________. In this moment I choose to release my fear and return to my natural state, which is love. In this moment, a miracle has occurred. I have chosen to see love instead of this. Thank you.
Now, you're going to write yourself a fear statement. I believe that it is important to have a running list of True Things about yourself. An simple joy equation for life.
Finish this sentence:
Releasing my fear gives me the freedom to:
GREAT! Post that somewhere you can see it, a lot!
What are some ways in which I have overcome fear to become the person I am today?
How can my story serve others?
Whom can my story serve?
Last one... Look at your first few answers, and now your last few answers. We just transformed a fear into an asset.
How can my transformation heal others?.