Today is Day 10 of Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge. I made it! I did it! And not only did I do it but I started out behind because of time zones and two days of traveling and actually caught up about halfway through. WOOT! It just goes to show that persistence and a will to succeed equals moving forward towards success.
So what am I taking away from this challenge?
I learned unrealized things about myself during this challenge. The biggest being that fear of success, rejection and failure are holding me back.
Wow, that’s a lot of fear.
I understand the fear of rejection and failure. But why the fear of success? I’m going to have to dig deep and look at that one for a bit, to understand it.
As far as the fear of rejection, working as a freelance writer is hard. It’s A LOT of rejection. No one likes to feel rejected but it’s one I can work through because logically, I know, not everyone is going to like or want my work. If everyone wanted the same things in life, the world would be a boring place.
The fear of failure comes from not wanting to let my hubby down. While I know he would love me anyway, sometimes it’s hard when I let him down. Probably because he always looks at me as being able to do anything, so when I come up short, I feel deeply disappointed in myself. Again, something I can work with.
It’s the fear of success that really concerns me. That’s the one truly holding me back. I don’t consider myself someone who lets fear rule my life but in this instance, it is. Time to work through why and find a solution.
Moving forward, it’s time to let go.
Other takeaways and tribe building
Looking back over my posts, there’s so much wealth in the success plan laid out by the nine blog posts. So much to build upon. I’m excited.
Moving forward, I have a plan for working through my fear and distractions. I know my superpowers and can working on using them to create my success. I have a work-plan and will work on using visualization to help me succeed. I’m well on the way to creating new habits, such as using the Pomodoro technique, for creating the lifestyle I want to live.
And I’m going to work harder at building my tribe.
Surrounding myself by positive, loving, like-minded people is one of the best ways of creating an environment for positivity, love and happiness. Since like attracts like, making sure that I am putting out the same style of vibes to the universe will help me find those wonderful people.
I will surround myself with people who believe that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.
I love how this challenge focused me on what I wanted out of life and gave me the cornerpost of a plan to work forward with. Moving forward, I plan to continue building on what I’ve learned and put all the plans I created into action. It’s an exciting time and I want to keep the momentum moving.
On September 26th, I’ll start two, possibly three, 30-day challenges, meditation, 10 cold pitches a day and yoga. These are on top of my language learning.
I also want to start writing at least two blog posts a day, five days a week.
And finally, I didn’t have time to read all my fellow challenge participators posts during the challenge because of spending time with my sister (it’s been over two years since I last saw her). So I intend to go back and read your posts. I want to see what you learned and support you in your plans.
Wow, so many plans. I’m really excited!
A huge THANK YOU to Natalie and all my fellow challenge participators for all the support and love you have shown me throughout this challenge. And to my wonderful hubby. I’m so grateful for each and every one of you.
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 10