Tuesday, January 5, 2021

I'm Not Going to Take It Anymore (sing it if you know it)

 So...(long pause)...I recently said yes (one of the effects of choosing FEARLESS as my OLW) to an opportunity the quite frankly scares the BEEEEP out of me.

I seem to have a special fear when it comes to the thought, the very thought, of blogging and writing for a professional purpose that so many professionals in my field could potentially read.

I got curious about this fear, (Thanks Jennifer Laffin for the suggestion.), and heres what I came up with...

  •     Will people sense my fear as they read my words? 
  •     Will they be able to tell how inadequate I feel?
  •     Will readers find error/fault with what I have to say?
  •     Will they receive the message I intend to transmit?
I know I can't let fear stop me from writing, from putting my words out in the world. I won't let it stop me. I will wear discipline like a cloak, designate a daily write time, and get the words written and published.

So Fear,

Thank you so much for being ever-present. You remind me that I have great things to do. I believe you come around to warn me, but also to hinder my greatness. And, you know what? I'm not going to take it anymore. I will not allow you to stop me. You, Fear, are welcome to move on. You don't have to go home, but have to get the BEEEP out of here. I, too, am moving on...on to GREATNESS.

Deepest Regards,


  1. You got this, Donnetta! Can't wait to see where you go!

  2. Love the idea of capitalizing fear and talking right to it. And yes, putting your writing out there is an exercise in vulnerability, but don that cloak and get those words out!

  3. Love the assertiveness of this phrase: "I will wear discipline like a cloak." So powerful. Then by unpacking what scares you, you put fear in its place.