𝘾𝙖𝙣 𝙄 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙖 𝙢𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 𝙙𝙤𝙪𝙗𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙮?
Yesterday in my office my toddler was messing around and pulled out a notebook.
I picked it up, pages all crumbled because she was messing with it.
This was the page it was on, dated October 5th, 2021.
It was having a big moment of fear, doubt and insecurity and I decided to write it down so I would remember it.
𝙃𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙙:
Last year I had a successful second launch of my LinkedIn course in Feb which ended later March.
I didn't launch it again right away, and the months dragged on and I felt resistance to doing it again.
That resistance told me that I needed to because there were lessons I still needed to learn.
The third launch is usually the magic number, so I finally got around to it in October.
The first day I launched was absolutely crickets, no sales and this is where the self doubt came on so strong.
I remember wanting to just shrink back and quit this whole journey.
That was my ego talking and it was afraid of...
How do you embrace the suck when you feel...
Like an imposter.
Full of self doubt.
Like you cannot take one more step.
Go to your Cookie Jar
David Goggins, former Navy Seal and Ultra-Athlete has a mindset tool that he uses for such scenarios to get him through.
He calls it "The Cookie Jar."
What is the Cookie Jar?
Imagine a large jar into which you place all of your past accomplishments—the things you did which you once believed would be too terrifying, too difficult, or too impossible.
But you did them anyway.
You transcended your own self-limiting belief.
You conquered in the face of adversity!
Those are the "cookies" you place in the jar.
When you are confronted by obstacles in life that feel too overwhelming, remember to go into your cookie jar and remove cookies of past accomplishments and draw from your past victories.
They are placed there to remind you that you can do it.
Have you made yourself a cookie jar to call upon when it gets...