Guest post by Tiffany Moore
Confession: I’m uncomfortable right now.
Sitting down to share my words is something that makes me uncomfortable. Even though I call myself a writer, I fight the words nearly every time.
Especially when I’m accountable to someone like Jenn, who has offered me real estate in her world, who believes enough in what I say to give me carte blanche to write whatever I like.
I put pressure on myself to make it perfect. I don’t want to disappoint. I don’t want to let anybody down. If I let it, the pressure will take over, leaving me to do nothing – I don’t write, I don’t not write. I just wait.
If I let it, the waiting will take over. I’ll fill my time with TV and friends and Facebook and other busy-ness if I let it.
It’s up to me to make the choice to sit down and write the words. The choice to step beyond the paralysis and start doing. In spite of the discomfort.
Rather than avoid the discomfort of not knowing how it will turn out, I lean into it, come to the words and let them guide me. I have something to say, something about being uncomfortable, getting comfortable with the discomfort, letting it all be okay and moving forward anyway.
There is a saying that nothing easy is worth doing, and at the same time, we are trained to think that the path of ease is the way to follow. We ask ourselves, “If it doesn’t feel easy, what’s the point?”
However it is also true that the things we procrastinate the most, which we push aside for the low-hanging fruit, are the things that can actually create the most change in our lives.
For me, it’s writing. It’s about giving wings to my voice, getting the words out of my head and into the world. It’s my way of spreading love.
What is it for you?
What is the thing that you are most uncomfortable with? What is the Big Thing that you’re putting off? What change would it make to your life to actually do it?
Tiffany Moore, CPCC is a life & business coach for highly-creative people who aren’t living the highly-creative lives they want. Just yet.
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