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So What Stops You?

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Wow. The questions you all are posing in response to my Escaping Mediocrity Self-Test post are incredible. (If you haven’t added yours, take a minute, go here and do that.)

I’m actually going to turn the whole thing into a pdf and include your questions along with attribution.  We’ve built something incredibly valuable and I want to share it with as many people as we can.  I’ll keep you posted on my progress with that project.

So now I’m thinking about all the great questions we’ve written and I keep coming back to this: if I know the questions to ask and I’m woman standing on pathpretty sure I know how I am “supposed” to answer them, then…..what freezes me in my tracks?

This is sort of the mirror question to Monday’s post and I am hoping you can help me with this one, too. In fact, I am COUNTING ON your brilliance. Because this question is a lot less sexy really And a lot scarier. It demands rigorous honesty and terrifying transparency. I don’t want to go there alone, ok?!

So, here are some of my reasons:

#1 I am scared sh**less. (pretty much all the rest of my reasons drill down on this petrifying fear.)

#2 I don’t want to look foolish in front of anyone.

#3 I don’t want to make people that I love – or even like – angry.

#4 I don’t want to splay myself open and find out somebody doesn’t care.

#5 I am afraid there isn’t enough…..well….of lots of things….

#6 I want to be liked by the “right” people.

#7 I don’t want to make a mistake(s).

#8 I want to know the endgame.

#9 I don’t want to feel pain.

So, there it is. Some of the very raw, very scary reasons that the prospect of escaping mediocrity stops me dead in my tracks sometimes.

I REALLY want to hear what stops you in your tracks on this journey, too, ok? That way we can hold hands and face whatever it is together. 🙂

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