For years I held back, thinking success was for others but not for me. It wasn’t until I was willing to step out in a big way that things began to change. And change they did! I went from struggling day-in and day-out to having an abundance of money, business, and impact.

Not only had my fear held me back, but I now work with clients whose greatest fears show up in the most amazing ways. I have one client who had a major block in building an opt-in subscriber list. For weeks we explored strategies she could use to build her list. But all we seemed to do was talk about it until I confronted her about her fears. She had a huge breakthrough during a live mastermind session. As it turned out she feared rejection. It was more comfortable for her to not build her list and say how things weren’t working than to build her list and risk being rejected by the very people who willingly got on her list. When she realized that not building her list was actually preventing her from impacting the very people she was most passionate about, she became willing to walk through her discomfort to get to the other side.

How often do we do this to ourselves? We say we want something but then do everything we can to sabotage our success. Sabotage comes in many shapes and forms: taking inappropriate action, not taking action, taking a little action but then dropping the ball, and on and on. What are you holding back on? What is your fear? What is your self-imposed limitation? You can live for “someday,” or you can claim your spot right here, right now. The choice is yours.

In order to move forward and not let fear hold you back it’s important to identify your big “why.” When you know why you are doing something, no matter how tough things get, the how is manageable.

When we lose sight of the why things can become very chaotic and stressful. With the why, even when we are working incredibly hard the stress is minimal. Even when the risks are high, the fear is often nonexistent.

A simple process that allows for staying in the why, staying centered and getting to the other side of fear is to stop, consciously center yourself and ask Source (God, Higher Power, Universe, The One, etc.) to work through you.

God can only do for us what He can do through us.

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Discover success insights from experts around the globe who are out there making a difference and making a great living in the process. Kathleen Gage interviews the best of the best with Power Up for Profits Podcast.