What path do you take when a challenge scares you?
Is it the path of least resistance?
Do you quit, or not start, or wait till later?
Or, do you recognise your resistance and push on anyway?
So often women tell me
“I’m scared, that’s why I haven’t started yet.”
“I’m scared, so I’m going to quit”
“I’m scared, so I’m going to wait till later when I’m not scared any more”
Only one problem.
The treasure is always guarded by a dragon and you have to pass directly through the dragon to get the gold.
If you want to win the show you have pass directly through fear to get on stage and win the medal.
If you want to succeed, make money, find love, grow, become an expert, be admired, be followed, become an inspiration, get stronger you have to pass through fear because if you're not scared, it’s probably not worth doing.
The resistances you feel, all the “reasons” you can’t are fears and
they are all a guide to push into this new, scary space.
Let’s be straight.
This"fear" isn’t you trying to work out whether to approach a bear in a forest or a lion on the plains.
This is about you doing this thing you really want to do (finally),
this thing that your spirit has been calling on you to start doing.
"So are you saying that I shouldn't listen to my intuition? "
Listen to your intuition if it's telling you that walking down a dark street is dangerous or that you shouldn’t get into that car, or that guy is bad news,
listen when it tells you to avoid the bear.
But intuition will keep you safe with actions not by doing nothing.
So If your intuition is telling you to procrastinate to put off your great work till later, that now isn’t the time to do what you truely want, It’s not intuition talking to you, it’s your fear.
And fear is a sign.
Your resistance is a cue to take action
"I'm scared, so I'm going to try harder, now would be the worst time to quit"
"This challenge scares me, It's a sign I have found a worthy opponent"
"I have been thinking about doing this for ages, my resistance is a sign I need to get started"
All of the girls in The Sports Model Project had fears before they started.
They worried that they weren't good enough
that they had bad genetics
or that they were too old
or that they hadn't won a show yet
or that they didn't know how to track macros.
Some of them had been resisting for ages, some had been resisting for years. (Literally years)
One of the reasons I'm so proud if them and one of the big reasons they are so successful is that they had to pass directly though fear to get here.
Is it your turn to pass through fear to get the gold?
Is it time for the path of great resistance?
Is your fear actually your signpost?
Is it your time to shine?
Light and loving kindness
Caterina Resisted Fear And Ended Up On The Cover Of This Months Oxygen Magazine, A WBFF Pro And Working Her Dream Job Living Next The Ocean.