~ Everyday Is A Winding Road | Sheryl Crow ~
Life is a journey. We will encounter winding roads, rocky roads and forks in the road. They are all phases we need to push through to another stepping stone on our journey. Along the journey, one of the biggest challenges we will encounter is doubt.
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt ~ William ShakespeareWhen doubt creeps in, it is important to realize whether the doubt is a good thing and your intuition is stopping you from making the wrong choice or the traitor who brings on the fear to keep us from progressing.
Fear of failure is a strong fear that will keep you stuck in place for fear of moving on to the unknown. Fear of success will also keep you stuck in place for fear of what that success means and how it will change your life.
Isn't it sometimes easier to deal with the known misery like an trusted old friend rather than move on with the unknown change that is like dealing with a stranger you must learn to trust?
That is when it is necessary to take a look back and access the journey, making note of those times you met the challenge, moved on to the next stage and the next and the next. They were probably little steps.
Remember how awesome it felt to reach the next stage?
Imagine how the next victory phase of success will change your life in positive ways. Think of the little steps it will take to get there, not the whole phase of your journey.
Overwhelm can take over, put a stop to forward progress and possibly set you back a step or two. It usually happens when we try to absorb the whole phase instead of a tiny part of it.
It is so important to continually access your progress and be proud of it, know that you can do it, rather than let doubt creep in and stop you in your tracks.