365 Days of Courage #100: "The Value of Wobbling Forward"
I have recently started listening to the Unmistakable Creative podcast which I absolutely love. The conversations are smart and insightful and always make me think deeply. I also signed up to receive the Unmistakable Creative newsletter.
Yesterday’s newsletter had the subject line “The Value of Wobbling Forward”. I was slightly intrigued.
The newsletter opened with:
I talk about this with my clients a lot. This idea that fear - or as Srini so brilliantly calls it, “wobbling” - will ALWAYS, but ALWAYS, show up when we embark upon something new or when we are starting to see results from a new path we are on. It freaks our brains out that something new - and unknown - is happening.
I LOVE how Elizabeth Gilbert describes it:
In the Unmistakable Creative newsletter, Srini Rao goes on to say:
Yesterday I talked about forgetting the noun and doing the verb. This becomes especially important when the “wobbling” kicks in. If you continue to stay focused on doing the verb, you will gather more and more evidence that will reassure your brain that all is well. You will gather more evidence that this is who you are - this is the latest iteration of your identity. Your inner and outer identities will become aligned.
Until you are ready to uplevel again. At which point, the wobbling will return. But this time you will recognize what the wobbling sensation means and you will know that remaining committed to the process will provide the evidence your brain needs that this is a new reality and that all is well. Your “mall cop who thinks he’s a Navy SEAL” brain will be able to get on his segway and head off at full speed in another direction knowing that this area of “the mall” is absolutely under control.
Where in your life are you embarking on a new venture or starting to see some success on a new path and you're feeling this wobbling sensation? Is it throwing you off course? Or are you wobblin' on like a pro?!
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