Catalyst 2017 LIVE Notes // Christy Wright on How to Overcome Fear
I’m live blogging from Catalyst Conference. Catalyst is a next-generation conference that embolden leaders from all over the world. The theme of Catalyst for 2017 is “Of Good Courage.” Christy Wright is the Certified Business Coach; Author of Business Boutique
There is freedom on the other side of your free, but it’s up to you to get to the other side. We have this idea that we have to feel courageous to act courageous. What if you’re in a situation when you’re plain scared, what you do?
What do you when God is calling you for something huge and you feel so unqualified? What do you do at the end of the day you feel inadequate.
I tell you what you do. You do it anyway. You do it scared. You do it while you are scared. You do it anyway.
Three truths that will help you do this:
- Fear is normal.
Fear is normal part of the journey. Fear doesn’t mean you’re something wrong. It means something you’re doing bold. As soon as you push yourself, you will get fear. “New levels, new devils.” – Joyce Meyer. I thought to myself if I just get good enough, I was liked enough, I wouldn’t scared anymore. Here’s what interesting, fear accompanies you at every level of success.
Most people live with the imposter syndrome – the signature line is “Who are you to do that?” Researchers believe 70% suffer from it. It’s actually a trait of high achiever. Maya Angelou said this, “Each time I write a book, every time I face that yellow pad, the challenge is so great. I have written eleven books, but each time I think, ‘Uh oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody and they’re going to find me out.” Fear
- You don’t have to feel courageous to act courageous. You can choose it. I want you to fake it until you feel it. The feelings will follow. Some people think that they will need to feel it to act it.
- It’s not on you to pull it off.
“The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:24
Think of Exodus 4 where Moses is complaining to God. Moses is a hard head like me. Keeps battering. I’m not eloquent. Here was God’s response. Who gave the human beings the mouth. We’re not going to be the person who pulls it off. It’s incredible when we get our eyes off our abilities or inabilities. We have a lot of unbelieving believers. If we really believe what God says He is, it won’t be an issue about whether or not we feel courage. It’s incredible when we get our eyes off our abilities or inabilities.