You know that feeling of uneasiness you get when you try something new, something different, something that you’ve never done before – that will lead you onward towards your goals ?

That fear ?
It’s OK to be scared and it’s OK to recognize that that feeling has been stopping you all this while.
This is our comfort zone.
It is the space we prefer taking because it reminds of of being safe and at ease.
Take time to understand that EVERYTIME you reach out to do something like this, you will feel this way. You will want to cower down and curl up and shy away from anything that causes disturbance to that comfort zone you live in.
But to really really get to that goal ?
That is, at some point, going to require YOUR conscious effort.
It is going to ask you to STEP UP.
To do things you have NEVER EVER done before.
To shed that shell and take that step to do what is burning deep inside of you.
It is scary. And those fear are honestly never going to go away.
Because once you have conquered it – you have the next level of fear and comfort- zone- breaking to breach.
So don’t you think it’s time to get comfortable with your fears ?
Even in the Gita, it is said to get LOST in the process. And that the effort is more important than the goal itself. leave it
This way, when we get lost it in it, we revel in the fact that we took that step.
This also helps bring down the stress we allow to build inside of us , that we use to beat ourselves down, when we haven’t yet reached our goal.
It’s OK.
It’s OK to not YET reach it.
And it’s OK to recognize that. Take all the time you need to do so
And then you keep going. And revel in the process, acknowledge the fears. And acknowledge your action DESPITE your fears.

Have an ambitious, fear- filling, process – pleasing 2017 people.
Loads of Love   

 

The author is an Executive Coach & Social Entrepreneur

Twitter: CarolineVibha

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Business Women’s Day : Celebrating You, dear Ladies!

I think it makes sense to have a day when women the world over can take stock our contribution towards the world of  business and the growing strength of women in numbers.

You don’t have to be an entrepreneur to celebrate this day. Leadership in any sphere of business – yours or an organization entitles you to this day!

There have been 2 women whom I would like to bring to mind while I reflect on the great things we as women have and how we contribute to the larger world of business.

These women are #SherylSandberg and #KiranMazumdarShaw

#LeanIn awakened something in me. It made me realize things I already knew sub-consciously but spoke to me about quite explicitly. Some were powerfully engaging, others just powerful. I’ve watched a few of Sheryl’s videos too. Through her communication everything seems to connect to an enduring thread of #grit, #persistence and #authenticity.

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook Inc., listens during the e-G8 Internet Forum in Paris, France, on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. The Internet needs government involvement to reach its full potential of linking people and boosting economic growth, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said. Photographer: Antoine Antoniol/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook Inc., listens during the e-G8 Internet Forum in Paris, France, on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. The Internet needs government involvement to reach its full potential of linking people and boosting economic growth, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said. Photographer: Antoine Antoniol/Bloomberg via Getty Images

I’ve had my awakening quite early on myself. Through times when I fell and lost I seem to have learned the most. It’s helped me become more focused on the things I want and also on the things I don’t want.

I have to say that with everything Sheryl has been through recently, her determination and will to keep moving forward is commendable.  She chose to share her world, to the world. it takes a lot to open yourself to the world, share your story. The great part is,it’s a give-and-take – the moment you open yourselfup – the world comes rushing!

I want to also talk about another role model, #KiranMazumdarShaw. You know, reading about someone’s story to us, becomes just that – a story. but if you really sit to think about the way someone like Kiran went through her start. It was a gradual steady progression that led to where she is today. And from the looks of it, there’s no stopping this woman.

She’s had to take a lot of ‘NOs’ in her life before things 10biocon1

began to turn around. To me, that has to have a greater ‘yes’ somewhere deep inside that keeps you going in the face of rejection and doubt.

We all struggle. At times we also question our choices, but I think having this unquestionable faith in your vision and yourself is what encourages continuity. The great thing is persistence in turn gives you the growing strength you need to carry on.

Yes, it’s tough. yes, there will be times you will want to throw in the towel and call it a day. But hang in there. The times that are hardest are the ones where your best ideas and growth will emerge. Keep your eyes open and your ears to the ground.

Happy ‘Business Women’s Day’ Ladies!

The author, Caroline Fernandes is a social entrepreneur and learner Caroline Fernandes

You can connect with her on twitter: @CarolineVibha