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Weekend Quote: Scared to Death

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When I saw this quote I immediately smiled.

“Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile…initially scared me to death.” — Betty Bender

It perfectly describes my mindset lately. In every aspect of my life (professionally and personally) I’ve been embracing the fear and self-doubt I have and it’s helped me realize something.

That the little nagging voice, the inner-mean girl if you will, only starts to speak up when I am attempting something scary and out of my comfort zone. But it’s that scary thing that ultimately makes me stronger and more confident just by attempting it. I don’t even need to succeed. I just need to get over the fear and try.

That’s why I took the leap with live meetings. That’s why I signed up for the competition. That’s why I’m reaching out more and more. As soon as I start to hear inner mean girl and feel that tinge of fear…

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I know it’s something I should do.

No.

I know it’s something I NEED to do.



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    carla birnberg

    September 27, 2013

    uh oh :-)
    and I was just about to email and see when you were free to BRAINSTORM what we’d…emailed about too :-)
    you are Fearless McGee.
    I love I love.

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      RoniNoone

      September 27, 2013

      And that scares the CRAP out of me hence we NEED to do it. :)

    LisaM

    September 27, 2013

    “That which does not kill us makes us stronger” – I don’t think anyone disagrees with Nietzsche on that. The bravery comes in when it’s not just circumstances that force you to make big changes – it’s merely a personal choice to stretch and grow. You are such an inspiration in that department! Something I really need to work on!

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    Wifey678

    September 27, 2013

    Love this! So true, I need to make it my mantra.

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      MySizeHealthy

      September 27, 2013

      I agree! I need to really keep this in mind because I tend to let negative self-talk get to me and I avoid or back down from doing something that is so worth it but seems impossible or too damn hard!

    nancyabc

    September 27, 2013

    Watching you makes it seem possible for the rest of us.

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    Chloe@SearchinForAHealthierLif

    September 28, 2013

    Love that quote because it’s completely true!

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    Sammy @ Peace Love & Ice Cream

    September 28, 2013

    Awesome and SO true! Shut that biotch up! :)
    -Sammy @ peaceandloveandicecream.blogspot.com

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    Cataract Surgery

    September 29, 2013

    Whoa!

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    Tina

    September 29, 2013

    Wow. I need to write this quote down and stick it somewhere I’ll see daily.

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    Mindy Lee

    September 30, 2013

    You’ve been inspiring me to do the same!

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    Leigh Ann Dickey

    October 22, 2013

    I love your site! So glad I found you!

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      RoniNoone

      October 29, 2013

      Well I’m glad you found me too. :)

      -Roni