The more we grow in our skill and craft, the scarier it can become. I see this play out in front of me as I watch my wife go deeper and deeper into becoming a singer/songwriter.
As she launches her own newsletter, writes more songs, gets better at guitar, and learns how to use Logic Pro, she has moments of panic as she asks me, “What am I doing?!”
It’s from the weight that comes with trusting yourself more, and knowing you’re the one ultimately responsible for what you can create. She can no longer hide behind a story about not having enough of this or enough of that. As she steps into who she is, there’s no one else to look to but herself. She’s the only one that can make the contribution she was born to make.
We all want autonomy, but we don’t realize how scary it is once we have it.
The only thing we can do is take the next step. Lean into what feels scary, knowing it’s a signal not a barrier.