Building The Courage Muscle

Jan 20 / Jude Schweppe
'I don't push myself enough. I just need to get out there and do it. I need to grow a pair. I'm holding myself back. I just need a good kick up the arse.'

Words from clients I've worked with over the years.

I don't believe in the concept of 'holding yourself back.' Who the hell wants to consciously prevent themselves from moving towards their goals and dreams? Not a single person I've ever worked with decided that 'zero confidence' would be a great thing to have in the toolkit as they set out to build their creative (or any other) career.

Some of the bravest people I have ever known have also been crippled by self-doubt.

What I've learned is that, very often, people who are 'holding themselves back' are haunted by trauma, battling against the constraints of boundaries that they had no say in setting, trying to figure their shit out not having had the unconditional love and support that helps wire those neural pathways to a 'hell yes, I can do this' set of beliefs.

I believe that before we can get on board with the concept of 'just do it' we need to understand what the fears are and where they've come from. We need to learn how to manage them so that they don't cripple us.

And we need to build that confidence and courage muscle with compassion and kindness, one humble step at a time. And then, when we've spent time down the courage gym and have built the necessary strength, we can look The Big Leap in the eye and say 'I'm ready for you.'

If you would like some support building that courage muscle and developing Will Smith levels of 'I got this' then email jude@acoachforcreatives.com and let's book a discovery call.

I bloody well believe in you!
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