I wish I could say it gets easier. That there is a point where the drive can be set on cruise control and you can just coast. But that would be a lie, there are always new puzzles that need laying and mysteries to be solved. After two years of making decisions as an entrepreneur some good and some bad, it seems that fear is needed in small doses. Just enough to force one to move, try something different and realign when needed.
Do not underestimate nor take for granted the winds of change. We are creatures of habit, sometimes we need our asses kicked. I am thankful for the shifts that have led me to this moment. Sometimes I wish that I knew where I was going as I stand on the ledge of the great big sea. I have my maps in hand, but there will be storms and I know that things will go wrong. Having embarked on various expeditions, it scares and excites me for the challenges that wait ahead.
A friend reminds me over a call, ‘you have handled difficult moments before and you can now, just keep moving’. Fear can be dibillitating if you stand still and allow it to hold you back. It never goes away. Its role is to protect you from perceived ‘danger’, but also it can keep you from realizing your true potential. My solution these days is to journal out concerns into strategies toward positive outcomes.