This phrase has been serving me very well recently. I learnt from Steven Pressfield's book 'Do The Work' that, if you're resisting doing something or procrastinating, that is the VERY THING you need to do the most. Why? His thesis is that 'the resistance' which is an evil army in your head designed to keep you from achieving your dreams (@sethgodin calls it the 'lizard brain'), becomes stronger the closer you get to the things that are mostly to help you achieve your dream. In other words, you should use your resistance as a COMPASS towards important work. What I've found since I've been consciously been employing this 'If You Can't, You Must' tactic is that, even when it's something small like taking the bin out which you could argue isn't going to contribute to your dream, it does! Simply because it shows you that you WILL resist the resistance, and if you can do that, you can DO ANYTHING! Try it yourself: do everything that your resistance tells you shouldn't.
"Everything you want is on the other side of fear"
This is one of my favourite quotes and one that's led me on many of life's paths I'm on today. For me, recognising that I am making certain decisions subconsciously because of risk adversity and fear has been so important.
By pushing the boundaries of comfort just a little more than normal, at those times I'd have taken another path, I'm finding reward. During times it doesn't work out, it's often not as bad as the worst case scenario that often plays in your mind.
Ultimately, it all simply boils down to how much faith you have in your ability to handle the situation. In practice, you handle it far better than you imagined.
If you're interested in background reading, I'd highly recommend "Feel the fear and do it anyway" by Susan Jeffers .
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Yes!! Bring on 2018!
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There’s a new video live on my second channel. It’s a little different and it may not be for everyone, but it’s a message the Holy Spirit put on my heart to share. I really hope it encourages someone who is stepping out in faith... Enjoy xxx #BibiHeartChats #TrustingGod #obedience #ChristianVlogger #Biblestudy #FeelTheFearAndDoItAnyway #BibianaYetty #SecondChannel
I’m so humbled. Mrs. Coats said she was so touched and sometimes we never know what someone is going through. She said words can’t describe how much she loved it... oh, she finished it in 1 night & she’s 97 years young. I love her to pieces, we went to her house the last time I was in Alabama and she has rooms filled with books. Who knew that 1 day mine would be on her shelves too...? My Aunt said it’s a must read by both father’s & mother’s alike; especially father’s (Wow), she also enjoyed it very much. My Grandma; I only have 1... so I truly treasure her. She has always rooted me on, been there, prayed for me, believed in me and stood in the gaps; all 4 foot and 11 inches of her. I’m so touched. Today has been a day... but, I will tell you one thing; when you’ve got mature angels like this on your side... those who’ve seen/been through so much, those who hold so much knowledge, history, faith and love... plus God. Then, all is & will be well. I have my GrandMother’s (...& Grandfather’s) approval & that’s certainly enough for me. #Grateful. I’m actually still very touched & quite speechless... but, these are the words that I feel, so I allowed them to spill over... #Author #Writer #SDivine #HumblyMe #LoveAndAuthenticityOverAll #FeelTheFearAndDoItAnyway
Putting yourself out there can be scary. Especially when you’re concerned about being judged or making a mistake. So how do you get the confidence to do it? https://buff.ly/2CbdfX0 #selfconfidenceissues #fearofmistakes #fearofbeingjudged #selfconfidenceboost #fearofmakingmistakes #iamaperfectionist #feelthefearanddoitanyway #feelthefeardoitanyway
What gloriously courageous thing are you doing today?
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I mean, it doesn’t get much cuter than this
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new tin for my work stash
[ part timer keeps stealing my ~personal~ tea is it wrong I don’t want to share bc tbh I really don’t ]
feat: new tea from /and yesterday’s mini haul*
red rose caramel apple pie
local, loose leaf cinnamon ginger vanilla bean chai
[ jars: loose leaf & @cafebustelo inst espresso ]
was lowkey on the lookout for caramel apple pie bc the blueberry muffin is ; dissapointed to not restock my fav celestial seasonings gingerbread YET but this chai is v V good so a decent stand in *ALSO snacks ... never tried @crazyrichardspb ; always chunky > smooth
D let me borrow his Mr Tea infuser to use at the shop; I’ve been enjoying tea so much again as a healthy, mindful Practice which feels good & cozy and I will admit also for unhealthy Reasons lbr
Other: Gratitudes /Mindfulness /Thoughts
[ will refrain from those re: my body atm; except to say, reynauds is a Bitch today ]
- not a day (m)any Tasks were completed (and maybe that’s okay ? or was necessary ? or idek tbh)
- Popcorn is ultra soft
- my mouth feels gross like I need to brush my teeth
- I wish my brain wasn’t a gd fucking menace so I could manage my Thoughts and Interact more
- when I don’t reply it’s bc I can’t think of the Right reply bc I actually have SO MANY things to say that it’s v overwhelming and it really REALLY bothers me
- D remembers which pitas are ~my~ pitas when he’s at the store; he suggests trying to find my favorite tea for gingerbread day (suggests it again when I didn’t understand /remember /wasn’t present); yes some things are Bad but jfc he’s still HERE so ?
- Meltdowns: Served Daily (and always) ! start every morning off right!
- when D looks sad ~about me~ on one hand it makes me V sad on the other hand it makes me V angry bc like yes hello I do not *want* to be this way I have been asking for H E L P and you left me here and this is the result so ... thanks ?
- I want to go home, watch The Goldbergs and go to bed
- I want to go home and watch The Goldbergs, finish decorating our tree, order a pizza and throw on Gremlins bc it’s one of my absolute favorite christmas movies (but def a "pizza movie" lol wut?)
So I took the risk despite it being out of my comfort zone. I was invited to do a live interview by a US radio station, that have a global audience, on hypnotherapy and holistic healing. The interview was today. I didn't share the live link with anyone! It was out of my comfort zone just like it was when I did a challenge a few weeks ago to create videos on YouTube for my business. How can this be happening, to feel nervous and yet excited, to feel out of my comfort zone despite having a 21 year career in lecturing? How can this be? Well it might have something to do with what happened to me after my nervous breakdown a couple of years ago and being so unwell. I sense that some of my confidence of being seen or heard in a public domain took a dive. I also felt the importance and significance of the work I'm doing now with RTT (rapid transformational therapy) and it really mattered. So I felt the fear, turned it into excitement and did it. Soon after I kept thinking why didn't I say this or that then I realised that I should be praising myself and that I did the best I could and it was just the first one. The radio station called me up afterwards and said they rated it as 9.2/10! They asked for my feedback and I said I was pleasantly surprised and perhaps would have not given it such a high score! Anyway the experience was great for me and made me realise what am I waiting for? The time is now to let the world know about what I do and why I do it. I can be both a master and work in progress! I will post the link for the interview as soon as it's sent to me! I have a feeling 2018 is going to be an exciting year! #radio #radiointerview #global #hypnotherapy #rapidtransformationaltherapy #rapidtransformationaltherapist #taketherisk #life #confidence #authentic #purpose #feelthefear #excitement #timetoshine #interview #feelthefearanddoitanyway #clinicalhypnotherapist #clinicalhypnotherapy #lovewhatido #dowhatilove
Anxiety is like the dark; when you shine a light in it, on disappears .
Today I went back to Capoeira and it was such a different experience to Monday. It was still hard, there were still so many things that my clumsy beginner body didn’t get but the embarrassment and frustration wasn’t as intense. I laughed as I made mistakes instead of tearing up. I did my first handstand (with a good amount of support) ♀️ My cartwheels feel easier (although my one handed cartwheels were...let’s call them interesting). I’m starting to see where the playful nature of Capoeira lies and enjoyed myself so much more
It would have been easy after Monday’s panic attack and today’s feelings of winter glumness to just write today off, but I knew that if I didn’t go back today and face that fear head on, I ran the chance of never going back and that would suck because I really do enjoy it! Now it’s time to get in, get warm and strettchhhhh because jeez, it’s so much more physical than it feels at the time
Take a deep breath. The only difference between excitement and overwhelm or fear, is the story behind it. Your body’s physiological response to both emotions is the same. So when your old friend Fear comes to visit again, maybe choose a different thought. Like, “what am I actually excited about here?”. And then breathe a little deeper, smile, and feel it. #happyhumpday #loveoverfear #feelthefearanddoitanyway #qotd
Painting and listening to a great podcast episode of The Savvy Painter Podcast where @antresewood talks with @camposmartin030 about doing work that scares the shit out of you. Guys, painting majestic trees in golden hour light scares the living Jesus out of me. It’s hard. It’s really hard. And it’s a subject that I revere so highly. Trees have always been symbolic and inspiring for me, especially at golden hour, when all of the first becomes bathed in this buttery light that ushers in the darkness. There’s something so magical and mysterious about it. I want desperately to capture even a little bit of that magic.
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As a child I had a MAJOR fear of the water. My mom tried putting me in swims lessons, but I absolutely refused to have anything to do with the water. Even as a teenager, I can remember I wouldn’t even put my face into the stream of water from the shower. Nope! I had to cup the water in my hands and then carefully splash my face with it. In my mid twenties I decided it was time to overcome that fear and that I was going to learn to swim. I got in the pool and did my best to just start moving. I would go to Barnes & Noble and hide between the aisles reading swim books I couldn’t afford to buy (yep, this was before we were really using the internet the way we do today. We actually had to use books as learning tools and references. Go figure!). I would then go home and try to lay across a bar stool to practice the different strokes out of the water. I am really proud of how far I have come, but that will never stop me from trying to get better. As a coach and an athlete, I am always trying to learn more & trying to improve. My point in this very long post... never let your fears stand in the way of something you really want and NEVER SETTLE for good enough! #feelthefearanddoitanyway #neversettle #nevertoolate
Going for it can be a scary thing, but if you want to be truly happy and fulfilled, you may have to take a leap. Think for a moment and finish this sentence:
I couldn't live with myself if I got to the end of my life and realized I'd never really, seriously, tried to ________________.
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Been wanting to do this for a while, however, I been cuddling #myfriendfear for too long & it’s time to #feelthefearanddoitanyway , & it’s #birthmonth so here it goes : through out time, my #tshirtcollection grew & now I have too many & I keep rewearing the same ones. Not complaining. I’m #beyondthankful ; the majority I got as #presents & I feel like they’re going to waste sitting in my closet. So in honor to you ( if you gave me one) I wanted to share with you the #art of the #nerdytshirts & before I donated them, or find someone that will appreciate the #art as much as I did #tshirtart #samusaran #samus #samustshirt #metroid #metroidprimecorruption #tshirtdesign #dailytee #glasses #girlswithglasses #kcco #chivette #credittotheartist
gingerbread saga continues
[ @dunkindonuts gingerbread cookie donut /
actually *did* have sth to post this morning woWww ]
it started to flurry the absolute tiniest bit for like maybe two seconds while I was taking this picture and I am going to just try and take that as a sign and move on this was V tasty and I’m also going to keep this short because I already regret this v V V v much but I also know how much I regret it whenever I miss getting to try the seasonal donuts even once (also going to try and put aside my feelings about THAT for now rn as well) and like... the holiday ones are almost never yeasted ? and WHY because yeast > cake donuts any day (fight me) and idk it sort of felt like now or never and /because? christmas eve is a week from sunday and I’m starting to future trip like crazy ♀️ going to hug popcorn until she hates me too and/then get some stuff done here at the shop and/then maybe post yesterday’s finds + some sort of update gratitude mindfulness interaction let’s see if I can manage to not dissociate and isolate most or all of today ? ¿ maYbE ♀️
ILUmalsLily Morton 2017
The cartoon face that says it all - I Love U! An idea I've been working on for a while but only braving it out now to put some illustrations out there. Still ever learning and progressing with it all!
Card design incorporating personal photography of the moon and Orion's Belt constellation.
The husband said he would like to be a wild wolf, so here's my ILUmal interpretation for his birthday!
As the saying goes #feelthefearanddoitanyway
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