Deep, Underlying Fears …
Today, I’m going to talk about a deep, underlying fear holding you back you might have – even if you’re not aware of it. It could be the root of all your fears.
When I first found AWAI and started down the path to the writer’s life, I thought I was afraid of success. I spent a lot of time evaluating my fear.
Gradually, as I started to overcome my fears, I realized I had a deeper underlying fear that I was even afraid to admit to myself.
The fear of losing my dream. I was afraid that the writer’s life might not be real. Or what if it did exist, and it wasn’t as good as I thought? My dream would be shattered.
To get over this fear, I started reading the success stories of fellow copywriters living the writer’s life. I realized that so many people couldn’t be wrong. If they could do it, so could I.
I also went to my mentors. I specifically told them I was afraid the writer’s life wouldn’t be all I imagined.
They all told me it’s better. They encouraged me to just keep going.
So what deep, underlying fears do you have?
If you’re not sure, spend some time this weekend evaluating what’s holding you back. Ask yourself a lot of questions to come up with the root of the issue. Try to determine if you’re truly afraid or making excuses.
Your thought process might look like this:
What am I afraid of? Rejection.
Why am I afraid of that? Because it will make me feel bad.
What’s the worst that could happen? They could say no and I will feel bad.
What’s the best that could happen? They could say yes and I could get a paying project!
If you already feel bad because of your fear, why not take a chance?
Need some help with this process? Post your fears in the comments here.
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