~Thinking about all of the negative things that could possibly happen in the future – catastrophizing about the worst case scenario.
~Feeling like you’re in a constant state of fear &/or worry – like someone pushed the “On” button and you can’t find the “Off” button
~Stuck in perfection-itis – where you can’t seem to get things out in the world because you’re always finding another thing that’s wrong or needs to be fixed. You have to wait until it’s “just right” to move forward.
~Not being able to clearly identify what you want or where you want to go
~Not being able to trust others and feeling like you need to do everything yourself (probably because no one else would do it right!)
These are all symptoms of being ruled by your past.
Maybe you're "the creative one" or "the smart one."
Or maybe you're "the rebel" or "the black sheep."
That label became who you thought yourself to be in the world.
Now, sometimes branding can be positive, like in the case of "the creative one" or "the smart one."
But if you've been branded something negative or some other sibling was branded as the thing that you wanted to be, you might just be a little pissed off and/or resentful and/or quite sad that you're simply not that.
It's easy to get to this time of year and think, "Oh, well.... I didn't get to where I wanted to be and it's already September (!), so I'll just wind down, call this year done and wait til January to start again."
What would you most love to complete/ accomplish/ experience/ try before the clock strikes 12? ...
It's never going to be the right time to publish your new website, create (or launch) your first course, change jobs, say yes to an opportunity, talk to the shop owner, write your manuscript, move to Italy, crank out 5 fresh new videos, go blonde... etc. ....
You know, I used to LOVE the idea of “getting out of your box” and leaving your comfort zone and dreaming big –
And of course, part of me still does!
I am a huge proponent of ginormous and crazy dreams.
But I'm also a huge proponent of staying inside of your proverbial box.
See, what happens when you're "in a box" and then try to "Dream Big!" or "leap out of your comfort zone" into some whole new reality that you've never known or experienced before is that you completely freak yourself out....