Natural Awakenings Twin Cities - January 2020
Featuring: [Healthy Lifestyles Issue] Age-Defying Habits PLUS Healthy Immune System
Letter from the Publisher
What are you willing to risk this year? We have come to the end of another decade and the coming year holds the promise of something significant for each of us. 20/20 is considered perfect vision, and this year is the time to focus on your vision for your life. But creating something wonderful requires that you take risks, so you must consider what you’re willing to risk to make your vision a reality.
Perhaps you’ve held onto the dream of starting your own business, going back to school to learn a new skill or picking up and moving to a completely different community. Is this the year you will do it?
There tend to be two overarching fears people have that keep them from realizing their dreams—the fear of failure and the fear of success. Let’s examine each of these a little closer. The fear of failure—no one likes to fail. It’s embarrassing to have others watch you try something only to admit defeat. It’s so much easier to stay in your comfort zone, stay with what you know, even if it’s no longer working for you. The truth is, nothing great is created from a place of comfort. When you’re comfortable, you tend to be complacent. Everything is “good enough” and nothing really needs to improve. It’s when you get uncomfortable that genius can happen.
Take a moment to consider something you are especially proud of—an accomplishment that you hold dear. I venture to guess that this win was not easily accomplished and came from a space of discomfort. Perhaps you failed a time or two before you were successful. Those failures are insignificant once you accomplish your goal—and the best news is, you didn’t die of embarrassment!
The fear of success is a bit more difficult to recognize and understand. It is usually not a conscious thought, but can rear its head through self-sabotage. Every person has a little voice in their head that says things like “you’re not good enough”, “who are you to do this?” or when there is a fear of success, it might be saying “no one will like you anymore if you (fill in the blank).”
If you find yourself doing things that are detrimental to reaching your goals, ask yourself what your fear truly is. When you get it out of your head and into the light of day, the fear is usually much less of a monster than you ever realized.
To your success!
Candi Broeffle, Publisher