I am writing this from over 10,000 feet in the air as I make my way to South Carolina where I will be presenting the benefits of Tapping and doing a demo for a group of volunteers from various law enforcement and military divisions who experience and respond to emergency situations.
Waiting to take off I was reflecting on how exactly I got here. How did I decide to leave the safety of a “regular” job and go into business myself? And why did it take me until I was almost 40 to figure it all out? Here’s the truth, because I was afraid.
Fear makes us do all kinds of things: avoid, procrastinate, suppress our feelings, stay in an unhealthy relationship, and rationalize why you “shouldn’t” follow your dreams (to name a few). When we don’t DO something about our fear, it keeps us stuck right where we are, in the brink of safety. Unfortunately, being safe doesn’t mean we are happy.
You know what I am talking about. The feeling that stops you in your tracks when you want to fix the part of your life that is sucking miserably. The bad tape player in your head that keeps telling you, “you can’t” or “it’s not the right time” or “you don’t have enough money right now”.
I don’t think I would be on this plane if I didn’t use Tapping on my own baggage, my own fears, and my own negative beliefs. I have tapped on childhood messages about entrepreneurship. I have tapped on fears about speaking in front of an audience. I have tapped on faulty beliefs that I was not good enough, skilled enough, or established enough.
Waiting to work on these issues would have cost me time, money, and amazing opportunities. It would have prevented me from growing my business, spreading the word about this powerful tool, helping others heal, and meeting all kinds of fascinating people.
What has waiting cost you? Your happiness? Having a voice in your relationship? Finally freeing yourself from the ugly gray cubicle and going back to school? The loss of someone you really loved? Increasing physical pain?
How much longer are you willing to wait?