I have learned something about fear: it’s a tool that the adversary uses to keep me stuck. To keep me small.
I remember being so afraid to go to my Turbo Kick instructor certification 10 years ago, that I literally messaged my instructor the night before to tell her I wasn’t coming. I was too afraid. She brought some courage back into my soul, I went, and being a Turbo Kick instructor has brought me some of my greatest memories, and greatest joy, in the last 10 years.
I remember being so afraid when my mom told me that she invited the door-to-door salesman to come to my Miss Eagle Mountain pageant and that he, for some reason, said yes. That salesman is now my best friend, my eternal companion, and the most amazing father to our 3 beautiful children.
I remember being so afraid when Blake and I decided to start trying for every single one of our kids, and they’ve been the best blessings ever.
️I have learned that every time I feel fear, that means one thing.
It’s go time!
I felt afraid when I decided to start a podcast, and starting a podcast has been such a wonderful blessing in helping me grow, and overcome my own feelings of guilt, and never-enough-ness, as a mom.
I felt afraid as I prepared to go to Idaho by myself to become certified to teach High Fitness, and leaning into that new passion has brought so much joy to my life!
I strive to feel fear everyday.
Because “there is no growth in your comfort zone, and there is no comfort in your growth zone.”
In my experience, when we feel fear, it’s because our lives are about to change for the better.
My life always changes for the better when I am about to do something that scares the crap out of me.
I have learned to feel the fear.
I have learned to face it.
As soon as possible.
Because fear is my homeboy.
And I love to grow.
I challenge you, I challenge all of us, today and everyday, to do something that scares you. Just imagine the person you’ll become on the other side of your fears.
Just imagine the mother you’ll be when you find the things that light your soul on fire, and you intentionally make the time to do more of them.
Like I’ve said before, don’t ask what your kids need. Ask what makes you come alive! Because what your kids need is a mom who has come alive.
Embrace your fears.
It’s grow time.