After launching the rebrand of the site last week, life got pretty crazy for me.
I became disconnected, unfocused and unproductive.
The beauty of not getting any work done was that I had a lot of time to just be.
Sometimes when things become chaotic in my life, I allow the chaos to engulf me, taking me to a place that I don’t want to be.
This time, I pushed ahead; perhaps a little slow, but progressing nonetheless.
This was my victory! I didn’t allow the chaos that was happening in my life to veer me completely off course.
I could have sat on the rebrand launch another week, continuing to make excuses for why I hadn’t launched it.
The fact is that life is not stable and there will always be chaos at different points along the journey.
The challenge is to overcome the feelings of fear or doubt, in order to push forward towards the intended goal.
Recently I was hired to write a voiceover narrative for a commercial for a non-profit. In addition to the millions of other jobs that I have, I’ve also been working as a ghostwriter.
I was excited to take on this new project because it was something I’ve never worked on before.
I eagerly welcomed the challenge but didn’t know where I should begin. I searched Google for samples of a voiceover narrative but didn’t find anything useful.
I ended up wandering aimlessly through my inbox checking emails, welcoming the distraction from the built-up anxiety in my chest. Why did I agree to take on this project?
I didn’t know what I was doing. I’d never written a voiceover narrative before. I started to regret accepting the project, but it was too late to back out. I felt like a fraud.
I wasn’t prepared to allow my fear to keep me from getting the job done. I had to get the work done and deliver it with quality or else I wouldn’t get paid for the project.
So what did I do?
I took a moment to gather my thoughts, taking my mind off of the narration, I grabbed my notebook to write a list of potential blog topics, using my creativity to elicit courage to push beyond my fear.
After I completed the list, I had a burst of energy and no longer was worried about not getting the narrative done. I jumped right into it and allowed my creativity to continue to flow.
All was well. I completed the voiceover narrative and my client loved it!
Has there ever been a time in your life that you overcome your fear to accomplish an intended goal?
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