How many times have you wanted to do something but your perceived limitations held you back?
Maybe you are afraid someone you knew would see you not acting “yourself” or you will be told to grow up, and act like an adult.
The only way to set yourself free from your perceived limitations is to practice challenging your fears.
One way to chip away at those barriers is to go to a place nobody knows your name, and do something you always wanted to do but we’re afraid because________.
It doesn’t have to be sky diving or spelunking, just something to pull you outside your comfort zone.
When I am away from home, I practice finding something I would be reluctant to do in the company of those that know me.
When I first moved to Florida, I went to down town Siesta Key.
I was walking past a musician singing his heart out on the patio of a restaruant. The patio was packed.
I wanted to dance, and the old fear came up voicing its opinion… “but you suck at it.”
I closed my eyes, bared my inhibitions, and started dancing all by myself right there on the street next to the restaurant.
I danced for like 30 minutes. When I was done, I felt like I had taken some of the power back I let my fears steal from me.
The next time you are away from home, pick something you are uncomfortable doing, and chisel away at your fears.
I decided to play with energy once again and focus on attracting those with similar interests and practice trusting my intuition.
Here is what happened next.
The aroma of cinnamon, cardamon, cumin and coriander lured me into a small Indian restaurant. I noticed there were a few places left to sit. I ask a lady if I could take the seat directly across from her. She nodded and gestured for me to take a seat.
After the initial how do you do’s, I said instead of you telling me what you do I would like to guess. She said ok. I said you are or were a writer and a marketer of international goods. She raised her gaze from her plate smiled and replied as a matter of fact yes. She said she was from France, and I said I would have thought you were from Turkey. She asked, what made you think I was Turkish? I said, don’t know. She smiled and said well my husband is an American Turk. We looked at each other and chuckled. I told her I was experimenting with trusting my intuition and focusing on attracting others with similar energy. I shared with her that I have a blog, and my intent is to encourage others to challenge their fears and live outside their box. She said it is interesting that you say that.
I established a non-profit organization called Women on a Mission. She explained the mission of her non-profit is to encourage women who have a passion for adventure to experience life outside their comfort zone, traveling to places that push them to their limits. Each woman who chooses to participate in an adventure is required to raise funds for a worthy cause and support those less fortunate.
I had this BIG cheesy grin on my face and thought is this fun or what?
Check out her website: http://www.womenmission.com
Try playing with attracting the energy you want more of in your life and then share with me your experiences. I would love to hear!