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Giving Your Fear a Restricted Identity For a Healthier You

Updated: Apr 19, 2020

As a brand new Certified Holistic Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, I find myself scratching my head on not only what to write for my first blog, but so many other things that involve being vulnerable with my creativity in business.

At the tail end of an academic accomplishment in my life that would normally be an exciting time, I found myself riddled with self doubt and fears of not being enough. The fear triggered by the realization that with the completion of my certification, I will have to take what I’ve learned with not only health coaching, but what I have learned with my studies in Human Development, Psychology, and life experiences, and apply it to the real world to start helping people change their lives.

Delay to Launch

I’ve never been a perfectionist by any means, yet some of the actions I take, or think of taking, resemble that of someone who becomes paralyzed by the misconceptions of perfection. What do I mean by that? Well, it basically means that due to a possible deep-rooted fear, I delay myself from executing something out of my comfort zone. And what’s more out of your comfort zone than starting a new business where most people don’t even know what it is you clearly do?

You know when you're working on a project or something that you need to present, and you try to get every little thing perfect (not including engineering or technologies that people’s lives depend on) before you launch it? What happens? Delays.

Then there seems to be others who complete something at about 80%-85% from “fully” done, launch it, then figure out the rest as they go. For these folks, it seems to typically work out. Again, not including things such as engineering or life saving equipment. Those need to be at 100% before launching those.