If you ever hear me say that planning my first conference was easy…stop me IMMEDIATELY and then check if I’m ill. Hosting and planning my very first women’s conference has been absolutely terrifying. Seriously, I’ve lost sleep over it. And if the conference wasn’t enough, I added in completing a corresponding book to have available for sale at the conference. There were moments when I thought I was losing my mind. My need to make sure everything goes as planned has pushed my OCD/Type A personality into hyper-drive. The nagging doubt in my head that no one would register and no one wants to hear what I have to say has been on repeat…and I pushed forward anyway. I’ve pushed myself further in the past couple of weeks than I have in the last few years.
You can have all the plans in the world in your head, but until you take some action, they are just ideas. Fear of the unknown is normal and you shouldn’t feel otherwise. Don’t be paralyzed by the fear, take action…even if it’s just one small step towards your goal. If you fail, make sure you learn something from the failure. If you succeed, don’t get comfortable in your success because there is always something new to learn.