You're not really afraid of what they'll say.
You're not really afraid of the work.
You're afraid of your potential.
What if you're awesome? And you are. But you're hiding it from the world.
The success won't come to the girl hiding in the corner. The one who is hoping that no one is paying too much attention to her because if she makes a mistake, she wants it to go under the radar.
The desire for perfection works as a noose around your neck. Constricting your voice. You don't want to make a mistake. But you will.
Mistakes are a given. Everyone will make mistakes. It's not a case of 'if', it's a case of 'when'.
I've made tons of mistakes in my life and I learned from them. Sometimes I had to make the mistake a couple times. I'm hard headed at times wanting things to be a certain way so I try again. With time, you get better at seeing what lies ahead and you avoid the mistake.
Life isn't stopping. You can hide from it all you want, but the world continues to spin and right now you're just along for the ride. And that's when you leave your dream by the wayside because the fear has a hold on you.
The only way to step out of the shadow of fear is to do. Do it even if you're afraid you'll fail. Do it even if you're afraid you'll succeed and with success comes more responsibility. Do it even if you don't have the answers, they'll come. Do it even if they say you can't. Do it for you.
Don't let someone else decide how your life is going to be. It's your choice. Today and everyday.
When you choose success, you need to join the Society. Be supported in your business with awesome people who are on the same journey as yourself. People invested in their success.
Alycia Wicker is a business coach for creative entrepreneurs. Her clients land more of their own dream clients and make more cash, period. Celebrity gossip whore. Elvis-obsessed.