Today, I’m live-blogging the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta. The next speaker I’ll be live-blogging about is Christy Wright.
Christy is an experienced business coach who has trained business leaders nationwide. She frequently speaks at Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership Master Series and EntreLeadership Performance Series.
Christy starts off her Catalyst talk about sharing a story about the time she went diving with the sharks. As the time grew closer to getting in the water with the sharks, her anxiety and fear levels began to rise.
Could she do it? Would she do it? Will she die?
All these thoughts went through her mind. Then she got in the water…
And the experience was the most awesome, inspiring, awe-inducing thing she’d done. Now, she’d swim with the sharks again and again.
3 Truths To Walk Through Fear
1. Fear is normal:
Fear is a normal part of learning. It’s not something to be ashamed of or to run from.
Fear is the trait of high-achievers. As odd as this sounds, the high-achiever continues to push through the fear and work at what scares them. Regardless of the success they’ve achieved, they still feel like a fraud.
2. You don’t have to feel courageous to act courageous:
There are people who believe you have to feel a certain way to act a certain way. But you don’t have to act the way you feel.
Imagine you feel angry with your kids. You don’t have to act angry to them. You act the right way.
And that means you begin to act in ways you don’t always feel like.
3. It’s not on you to pull it off anyways:
How many times have you had conversations with God about whether or not you can pull it off? God doesn’t need YOU to be able to pull it off. God will pull it off regardless of your capability.