“I have a dream to move to the West Coast. Every time I try to follow my dream, I hear that little voice in the back of my head telling me that I can’t achieve this, and I stop making plans. How can I overcome my fears to act?” ~ Lynn, Tampa, FL
Starting something new can seem overwhelming at first. The solution is to do three things:
1. Break your dream down into baby steps. For example, your steps might include researching different cities for lifestyle options and expenses, contacting friends who have experience living in different areas, evaluating potential employers in the area, etc.
2. Take one small action step each day. You might check out just one city or speak with one person.
3. Notice and celebrate your momentum! You’ll start to see things open up quickly as new opportunities are revealed.
Every time that doubtful voice comes up, remind yourself that you’ve done this LOTS of times in the past! You learned how to walk as a baby. You learned how to read. You know how to use a computer. These are all very complicated things that you’ve already mastered so you’ll be able to master this new thing too.