Fear Has Held Me Back for Years

Have you ever wanted something really badly, but you didn’t pursue it with the enthusiasm that you should have (or didn’t pursue it at all) because you were scared?  I’ve had the realization today that is exactly the situation I’ve put myself in for years, and I’m kicking myself because of it.

Over the last 4 days I’ve been following the guidance of an Internet Marketer that I am coming to respect greatly, John Thornhill.  As I progress through his training, I’m finding myself getting more and more excited by the day and have really tried to figure out why that is.  I’ve come to the realization that my excitement is coming from my realization that success really is possible for me.  I’ve always dreamed of building my very own Internet Marketing business, but haven’t ever followed through with it.  As I think about why I’ve never followed through I’ve come to the realization that I have been scared.  Scared to fail, but, more realistically, scared to succeed!

What if a whole bunch of people put their trust in me and I fail them?  What if I steer them in the wrong direction?  What if the advice I give turns out to be wrong?  Fear and self-doubt has been a very powerful detriment to me so far.

Overcoming my Fears

As I progress through my training program I am seeing the huge value of finding a mentor.  For me, a mentor means being able to let go of the fear and doubt in myself and trust the program.  I’ve found a mentor who’s style of teaching fit well with my style of learning and he’s someone who has a demonstrated track record of success doing the exact thing that I want to learn.

With one simple decision to sign up for coaching, my fear has evaporated and turned into excitement.  Excitement to the point that I’m staying up late at night and getting up early each day just to work on my business!  I lay in bed thinking of all of the cool things that I can do and share with an audience.  I realize that I have a ton of experience in a lot of different areas that would be valuable for me to share with an audience that is interested in doing exactly what I’m doing right now.

This sounds like a sales pitch for John’s program, but it’s really not.  For me, I’ve found a path to get out of my own way and focus my energies on being the success that, deep down, I know I can be.  John’s program isn’t revolutionary.  Everything in it I can find on the internet somewhere else, but, for me, it’s the fact that I trust John’s process so much that it’s allowed me to bypass my fear.

What’s Your Fear?

On one hand I’m frustrated that I’ve waited so long in my life to really dive in and tackle something I’ve dreamt of for years.  On the other hand, I’m so grateful that I’ve found a way to pursue my dreams and I can direct my skills and enthusiasm into achieving that goal.  Coaching is doing that for me, so I challenge you to think about what’s holding you back from achieving YOUR dreams?

Are you scared to fail?  Scared to succeed?  Is your life “good enough” that you don’t have the drive to do what’s hard?  Take it from me, finding a way to face your fears head on and push through them has been the most empowering thing I’ve done in my life so far, and I’m only 4 days into a 60-day coaching program.

Enthusiasm is contagious!  Find a way to get excited about your dreams and figure out how to get moving toward them.  There’s no better time than now!  What’s holding you back and how can you push through it?  Maybe just saying it out loud is what you need to get yourself moving in a new direction.

Let me know in the comments below what’s holding you back and what it would take for you to really tackle it head on!

Wayne Foreman
Wayne Foreman

Hey I'm Wayne! Husband, father and chief architect of this site. Follow me as I build an Internet Marketing business from scratch following John Thornhill's Partnership to Success Training. I'll share my progress every step of the way.

    3 replies to "Fear Has Been Keeping Me From Achieving My Dreams"

    • Marlene Roberson

      Hi Wayne

      I think we all suffer from this at some stage:

      “What if a whole bunch of people put their trust in me and I fail them? What if I steer them in the wrong direction? What if the advice I give turns out to be wrong?”

      I had all those doubts and fears too. Only way to overcome it is to start, make sure your information is solid and put it out there 🙂

      Good luck!


      • Wayne

        Marlene, thanks so much for taking the time to comment and I couldn’t agree more! Put out great content and listen to feedback, improve and repeat! Wishing you all the best! Wayne

    • Pauline Mac

      Hi Wayne, all the ‘what ifs’ in the world seem to gang up on us when we are feeling susceptible to our own fears. So well done for pushing on through your personal fears.
      Now, at last, you are following your dreams. I am so pleased for you. Just be positive as you go forward and remember Marlene’s advice about making sure your information is solid.

      Keep going

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