These are a few of the million frustrations I’ve had:
NOT BEING ABLE TO LET GO OF CONVERSATIONS THAT HAPPENED MONTHS AGO
GETTING SWEAT IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES FROM THE ANXIETY OF SPEAKING UP
FEELING TERRIFIED AT THE IDEA OF INTERRUPTING SOMEONE
NOT VOICING MY OPINION FOR FEAR OF CONFRONTATION
The list goes on and on. You know, the things-that-are-holding-me-back list?
These frustrations made me take action. I sat down and wrote out a 5 step action plan to tackle my personal biggest frustration: caring so much about what others think about me to the point of paralyzation. Imposter Syndrome anyone? I couldn’t stop thinking about things I said to people. I tossed and turned thinking they were judging me. I had so many guilt trips I was sick to my stomach. It took me years of hard mental work to get out of my own head and stop caring about what others thought about me. About my perspective on things, about the questions I asked, or about the answers I gave. I’m giving you my 5 step action plan as it guided me throughout the entire process. I consistently checked in to make sure I applied the best steps to reach my ultimate goal.