I stopping being afraid, it changed my life.

I remember when I decided to stop believing the part of my brain that was afraid

The part of my brain that says,

“WAIT…don’t do that. Something might go terribly wrong. People might see you fail. That will never work. Then what will they think of you?

You’ll be embarrassed and ruined, things will never be the same. You aren’t ready to do that. You aren’t good enough to do that. It’s too late for you to do that. You don’t have time. This is going to end badly.”

I could keep going…but I think you get the gist of what was happening inside my brain.

I used to let thoughts like this define me.

I lived with a LOT of frustration and worry.

I wasn’t sure of myself and was constantly second-guessing myself.

I believed this part of me and thought I could never keep up with my life or be a good enough mother for my kids.

I didn’t think I had enough time or energy or resources.

Nothing was working.

THEN I made the choice to stop believing it.

Sure it still chattered at me, but I knew it wasn’t me. It was just part of me, but it wasn’t me. Not really.

I didn’t have to work on believing some new thoughts about myself, I just had to let go of believing all of the crazy noisy chatter my brain kept offering me.

It felt scary.

Kind of like cliff jumping.

It even felt a little reckless…who does something like this?

I wondered if I was going to get in trouble. Was it okay to stop believing the inner critic and worrier that seemed to live inside of me?

I was tired of thinking I wasn’t good enough…so I gave it a go.

My life became so much more of what I wanted.

More love. More joy. More patience. More understanding. More compassion. More empathy. More learning. More growth. More time. More connection.

My life blew up in the best way possible once I let the fear go.

I learned the art of abundance.

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Andee Martineau

Andee’s a mom of 6, reformed yeller, and the creator of Connect Method Parenting. She’s on a mission to help moms feel in control, bring the fun back into parenting, and ditch the yelling, corrections, and endless feelings of failure!

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