How Bold Leaps Hurt Your Nervous System

by Laura West

I was coaching with a client the other day and it’s time for her to become more visible with her powerful message.

She knows it. She wants it.

And she’s scared.

She’s great at hiding out. It’s not rational or logical.

You could feel the invisible unspoken expectation across the phone. Just leap. Just do it.

This harsh expectation is so not what she needs. Like most of my clients, and myself included, we tend to be creative, intuitive and highly sensitive.

For us sensitives… the old adage, Leap and the net appears – creates so much stress, anxiety and has us experience actual physical and emotional reactions that we just don’t do it. Instead we put our creativity to use finding very imaginative ways to sabotage the very thing we want to do most. (Sound familiar?) Getting lost on Facebook, being widely available for our kids at very moment, we absolutely MUST clean out that closet/do the dishes/laundry, maybe we’ll PLAN some more (but not do it).

Sometimes we even get sick. That’s how sensitive some of us are to stress, pressure and anxiety.

The solution to taking a Big Leap?

Brave Baby Steps.

Just take one Brave Baby Step… every day.

Honor your commitment to what you want to move toward. What you want to create.

Big Leaps work for some. “Just do it!” sold millions. But that slogan doesn’t inspire everyone.

So, just do it in a way that honors you and your authentic style.

By taking one Brave Baby Step today. That’s your BIG LEAP!

If it’s finally being seen on a Facebook Live video, writing that article, pressing “send”, calling that potential client, responding to a potential speaking engagement – what’s your Brave Baby Step?

  • Call your coach.
  • Mindmap the article.
  • Draft a post.
  • Practice a video in a private Facebook group before you share with the world.
  • Create a video for just you.
  • Say YES!
  • Say no.

Do something brave each day.

You’ll create flow. Soon you’ll be in Flowmentum and the bigger steps, gallops and graceful hops will come easily and naturally.

Before you know it, you’ll have found a side door in. An entrance you didn’t even know was there. You didn’t have to run and leap at all. You found the pace and rhythm that works for you and maintains a healthy nervous system!

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