Overcoming fear

There are three main reasons why we can sometimes find ourselves stuck. The first two are overthinking and not knowing who we want to become. The third is simply that we are afraid: afraid to fail or afraid to succeed.

As Marianne Williamson famously told us in her book Return to Love (also often quoted as coming from Nelson Mandela’s inauguration speech):

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”

Our playing small because of fear does not serve the world. It does not serve the people around us. And most of all it does not serve us.

The fact is that the increasing challenges we face provide an increasing range of opportunities for each of us to step into. And if you don’t, who will?

Inner Leadership helps us connect more deeply with ourselves and then identify the specific challenge or opportunity that is the best way forward for each of us, now. Once you have chosen what is right for you, Inner Leadership will then prepare you to implement that way forward in a way that inspires you and others to want to make it happen.

In a churning world all ways forward will be unpredictable. No matter which direction we choose we are bound to have to change and pivot later. So the point is to let go of fear, choose your best way forward for now and move towards it.

Using the tools of Inner Leadership we enable ourselves us to shift our response to “f.e.a.r.” from “Forget Everything And Run.” to “Face Everything And Rise.”


Adapted from Inner Leadership.


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