Monday, March 13, 2017

The Fear of Feeling Incompetent

                                               "Making a big change is pretty scary.
                                                   But, know what's even scarier?

Most of us have a natural resistance to change.

A lot of people like everything to remain the same. Only then will they feel comfortable. But it is when we are the most uncomfortable that we learn the most.

The need for security will keep us stuck in our comfort zones.  And eventually it will suck the life out of our souls.

We are so worried about changing our lives, so afraid of  the unknown..... that we will often miss out on opportunities to better our lives.

But is it really the fear and resistance to change that is the reason?

If we dig a little deeper we might discover that resistance to change is just the symptom and the deeper reason is that most people have a natural resistance to feeling incompetent.

We don't want to look and feel incompetent..... and change has the potential to activate that feeling within us.

In other words..... we feel uncomfortable trying something new.....because if we don't know how to do will make us feel humiliated and incompetent.

But how can we ever learn anything new..... if we don't allow ourselves to get out of our comfort zone and deal with feeling a little uncomfortable for a while until we learn?
We are all beginners at some point, but we are all capable of learning new things.

Growing and expanding makes our soul feel alive.

Discomfort doesn't lead to breakdowns. It will lead to breakthroughs.

                                                        "Growth is painful.
                                                         Change is painful.
                                But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere
                                                          you don't belong.
                                                             - Mandy Hale

Today.....try something new. Trying something new will often lead to something better.

Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

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