Personal Growth, Thriving and Confidence for Introverts
You might be an introvert experiencing a huge change.
Your primary relationship might be in a dire state, falling apart and crumbling… or your career reached a crisis point. You don’t know the way forward. You do know that if you don’t do something drastic, the crisis will only get worse and you’re not prepared to wait. You know the time to act is NOW and that it can’t be only damage-control anymore. You know that you’ve started to question everything in your life. That nothing makes sense anymore with your previous perspective. And you don’t know how to start making progress. You know you want to move forward and get out of this apparent mess and the way forward is not clear.
Maybe you’re an introvert with a big, inspiring goal… and you’re procrastinating.
Your big goal feels exciting and also very, very scary. You know you’re here, on Mother Earth, to make a difference. And you know your goal can help you do that….
But oh, boy, the fears….!
You can’t get into action, procrastinate, and talk yourself out of starting. It sometimes feels so frustrating because on paper,and in your head, this goal feels SO awesome and inspiring… yet when you want to start going in that direction or take one simple little action, the fears in your head have an awful argument.
“What if I failed? I can’t take that risk…”
“What if I looked stupid?”
“I’d be ridiculed…”
“Would people judge me? That would feel awful…”
“What if someone else felt bad because for once, I chose to ‘shine’?”
“I don’t think I have the energy to sustain the effort this will take. It will be hard work!”
On and on they go – stopping you from taking action, from going even one step forward. Your dream feels less and less achievable – and yet, you can’t let go of the feeling that if ONLY you could start, it would be your life’s purpose fulfilled.
Do any of these feel true for you?
Then I invite you to take a deep breathe in…. and slowly, slowly let it out. You’re not alone. I’ve been there. Not once. Not even twice. Many times.
I know the terror of not knowing what to do, and the struggle to find the ‘right’ answer…. The doubt, fear, stuckness, insecurity of moving on, yet knowing that I can’t stay where I am. That my talents and passion are not being used in the right way, or for the right reasons… I know what it’s like to want to make a difference and go to bed feeling full and whole and complete – and not knowing where to start to make that happen. The anxiety around wanting to show up as my True and Authentic Self and fearing questions, strange looks and criticism… Feeling like I don’t have the confidence I need to do what I want to. Shrinking back and at the same time, feeling fed up with it.
Is this where you are?
I invite you to come on a journey of magical discovery, growth and exploration…. Along the way, we may uncover talents, strengths, confidence, self-love, qualities and possibilities that were unknown and unseen before. We may even have sprinkles of fun, dashes of joy and other feelings that have not been around for a while now. Ready?
Some options you have right now could include:
- Explore the blog articles
- Listen to a podcast or two by people who have also walked a difficult path with uncertainty and as a result, growth
- Take a look at the ways I could support you to find your way forward
- Contact me for more specific questions
I want to leave you with this quote from The Art of Work, by Jeff Goins:
“In any vocation, there comes a time when you realize the path you’re on is not taking you where you want to go. All this preparation has culminated in helping you achieve the wrong goal. At those times, you might feel stuck. What do you do then? You do what William Hung finally did. You realize it’s never too late to change and take a turn in the direction of your true calling.”
Has that time come for you?