Is Fear Holding You Back?

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Is Fear Holding You Back?

This is the Little Green Bow Community Newsletter from 3.17.19.

This post may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. All opinions are always 100% mine and I don’t partner with any product or company that I don’t use and love.

Happy Sunday! It’s been a whirlwind week. First the college application cheating scandal and then the grounding of the 737 MAX planes. 

That first one is just terrible and has dominated the news. Although, I have to say, it was not that surprising – just very disappointing. It’s awful that some people cheat the system and make it harder for those of us that have to work really hard to get ahead. 

The second one – about the grounding of the 737 MAX planes may not have registered on your radar much. If you’re not familiar with it, here’s what happened. There was a devastating plane crash in Ethiopia last Sunday on Ethiopian Airlines flight 302. The crash resulted in 157 casualties as no one on board survived.

At the time of the crash, I was in Africa! My family and I were on a last minute vacation in Morocco to get out of the gloomy weather in Germany and we were scheduled to fly a few days later. As a traveler, I try not to think about plane crashes as they are far less common than car crashes, but this one felt closer to home.

Before long, countries were banning this aircraft from flying. My husband and I were nervous this would delay our return flight, but thankfully, the airlines were able to regroup within a few days and we made it back to Munich safe and on schedule. 

These two events made me think about hard work and fear in a new way.

1st – Hard Work

The cheating scandal made me realize that I will not let someone else’s actions deter me from working hard and getting ahead.

Sadly, someone may cheat and beat me out for something, but my hard work will eventually payoff and I will get ahead. Hopefully those kids deserving the spot on the USC crew team have landed a position at another great college. Without their hard work, they might not be going to college, let alone a USC-caliber school.

2nd – Fear

The plane crash made me realize that I cannot let fear hold me back in life. I could be afraid to get on another plane, but that would keep me from seeing this beautiful world, visiting my family, or experiencing exotic cultures. I am not willing to let fear stop me from doing any of these things so I will continue to get on airplanes.

I will also continue to put myself out there (even though I am afraid a lot of the time) because I will not get anywhere in life if I keep my light dim and do not let it shine.

My hope for you is that you will also not stop working hard or let fear hold you back from getting the life you truly desire (and deserve!).

I think it’s fitting that my post this week was all about setting SMART goals. Presented back in the 1980’s, SMART is a formula for setting better goals – ones that are Specific, Measurable, Assignable, Realistic, and Time-bound. They really can help you achieve quite a lot.

But, what I am most proud of is my Goal Achieving Workbook that I included in this post. It contains over 20 pages of helpful tips, tricks, and worksheets to help you discover your dream life, set goals to get there, and then knock them out of the park.

If you are interested you can download it here:

I have also included this workbook in my Freebies Library. You can access the library anytime as a Little Green Bow subscriber. 

Freebies Library Page:
Password: AwesomeMama

I hope you have an amazing week!

P.S. If you download the workbook, I would love to know what you think. Please leave a comment below and let me know.

I’d also love to know what your big goals are so that I can help you reach them.


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1 Comment

Are You Reaching Your Full Potential? - Little Green Bow · March 26, 2019 at 1:16 pm

[…] After last week’s newsletter when I discussed fear and how I didn’t want to let it hold me back, I accepted a challenge from a friend. My friend Amy challenged me to get in front of the camera so my audience could see me. It’s funny, because while I am not actually that scared of speaking in public, I was very nervous to record videos for YouTube. […]

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