The Negative Story That Held Me Back - Amanda Maynard

One morning I woke up with the realization that one of the things holding me back was a fear of being too much in demand. Afraid that I wouldn’t be able to serve a lot of people well.  I understood at an intellectual and, more importantly, an emotional level.

My choice was to either continue to hide behind that fear or use it to build a foundation of success. The fear was telling me where I self-sabotage.  Any time I get uncomfortable with a workload I bring myself to a standstill. That standstill could look like being frustrated with technology, waiting for a task to be completed by someone else, waiting to have enough money to do whatever, being depressed, getting sick, or feeling overwhelmed, or just creating drama that distracts me from being of service.

I have done them all, sometimes to fireworks of drama.

Then I chose to do something about it.

What did I do?

  • I realized there are many ways to serve that will not require me to give up all of my time and energy.
  • I pinpointed which of those ways give me the most joy.
  • I delegated the rest of them.
  • And I surrounded myself with amazing team members who support my vision and dream.

The more that I allow support to show up and am open to it, the more free time and energy I’ll have. The more I’ll write. The more I’ll share.

Funny how that works, isn’t it?

Negative story slayed!

So what negative story is holding you back right now?