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alittlegrubi in Perth is doing 32 things including…

feel the fear and do it anyway

6 cheers


alittlegrubi has written 10 entries about this goal


THe fear comes and goes, I hope I can continue to do it anyway.

Questioning if I should

I am fearing taking the Lexapro the doctor prescribed… should I feel the fear and do it anyway or should I feel the fear associated with not doing it and do that anyway?
Which choice to make, I have to choose one… but which will it be?

Risk is good

some of my actions this week.

have started yoga
talked to a reiki master
asked the dental nurse for a girly date
looked into voice dialogue

9 months ago I did it and now

Well last week, the reprecussions came out, not at all how I expected them to – and no it wasn’t a baby – however, the reprecussions lead to another set of circumstances where I felt the fear and did it anyway.

As a consequence I have been working on fulfilling other goals and all because I was prepared to take a huge risk 9 months ago. I then took a risk a week ago and now everything is falling into place… let’s hope it stays there.

Feared it, felt it - had no option

I feared having a c-section and did everything I could to avoid it, but my affirmation wasn’t quite right as I ended up having an emergency c-section anyway. Read the story under having another baby.

You wouldn't believe it...

if I told you what I did yesterday. All I will impart is that I finally felt the fear and did it anyway. Of course I am now living with the worry and repercussions of that action. In doing as I have done I have allowed two other people to also feel the fear and do it anyway. Whilst the effect for me has not been all that positive. I know that for those that I have given this opportunity to I will generate great happiness and that should in and of itself make me happier. If only I could convince myself that there will not be any fallout in the longterm as a consequence of feeling the fear and doing it anyway.
I keep reminding myself that love is letting go of fear, if this is true then my actions are love in it’s highest form – here is to hoping the love is reciprocated.

Felt it, did it, succeeded

I felt the fear, I applied for the job – I now have the job, here it all comes again – feeling the fear of change. I am determined that I am going to do it anyway – set to change jobs in November.

That job interview

I guess it qualifies – I felt the fear, but I did it anyway and it appears to me that the fear was unwarranted.

I should find out in a couple of weeks if I have the job, now I’m feeling the fear of getting it and making that change, but I’ll feel the fear and do it anyway.

Less than perfect

I think I am starting to work out what it is that keeps getting in the way. The fear is about the fact that it is not perfect. I get upset or angry when things haven’t worked out to be perfect. I fear things being less than perfect. Having arrived at this realisation I now need to work on lowering the expectation of perfection. If I can accept a lower standard of perfect then I can feel the fear and do it anyway

Emotional Freedom Technique

I am seriously contemplating undertaking a guided course on EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique – I think that is all about feeling the fear and doing it anyway in that it acknowledges the things that are worrying me but affirms my self love (letting go of fear) to help me do it anyway.

There is a course on this Sunday – but I doubt that I’ll get myself organised enough for that course. Will remind self to follow up next week!

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