Episode Summary

Often times, the hardest step towards achieving any goal is taking that first step. Whether it’s fear, self-doubt, imposter syndrome, paralysis analysis, etc. You name it. You and I have probably claimed it at some point or another. 

Today on Victory in Mind, we will define the mountain of fear for what it is – to be overcome. But in order to do this, you and only you can be the one to take that first step. I am here to encourage you… Yes You Can! 

TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES

[00:00:00] Intro to Podcast with music and narration

[00:00:43] Host Introduction to the show

[00:01:03] Recap of previous episode talking about our decision-making.

[00:01:19] Introduction to today’s topic.

[00:02:10] Real life example of how we easily and often celebrate, encourage the onset of decisions that are so important, but we don’t have to be in the driver’s seat of that decision i.e. a baby learning to walk.

[00:02:41] Oh, look, look, look! Oh (chuckles), they fell down! Oh, isn’t that so sweet!

[00:04:08] We allow the baby to crawl and try and push itself up and we giggle and we support that kid

[00:05:13] But we allow that baby to do something. Because it’s in the actual doing of the act that the baby strengthens the muscles, gets to go ahead and explore the environment and that brain, the neurons firing and that baby is learning.

[00:06:21] And in a world of so many I can’ts running through our minds, we often get into the state of paralysis analysis where we get paralyzed. We seemingly can’t do anything.

[00:06:21] Give yourself grace that you don’t have to be perfect to attempt your goal: Like the baby to take that step. It’s OK to fall. It’s Ok not to be successful on that first step

[00:07:34] Realizing that part of being victorious in mind is taking that first step.

[00:08:25] And I wanna tell you here today, that it’s okay to try. You’re not failing yourself if you try. Living without regrets especially in our post Covid world.

[00:9:31] If we are honest with ourselves, the fragility of life means it’s here today and gone tomorrow.

[00:10:09] Keep trying, even if you trip and fall.

[00:10:56] Be encouraged. Examples of people, leaders who took that first step.

[00:11:34] Make the decision even if you can’t explain what it is. You can still see it in your imagination.

[00:12:16] Encouragement to break free of some of the invisible prison cells that paralysis analysis put around us. Those tend to be walls of,” I can’t” and “It’s impossible.” I’m living proof that it is possible.

[00:13:24] I want to ask you today, ask yourself, what is it that you really, really want to do? That one thing.

[00:14:13] Taking action: Think about that one thing, and then think about what needs to be done to take action. At some point you need to go forth and take it to the next step. The next step was the commitment step.

[00:15:07] Commitment step examples… Shout outs!

[00:15:41] That means you’re not alone. There are people around you who are willing to go along with what you’re trying to do in the form of encouragement.

[00:16:27] Continued caution to protect your ideas until it’s time to deliver the ideas.

[00:17:15] Active looking for someone to walk alongside you as they are not always readily available. Look for them. But you have to be willing to take the first step. No one can take the first step for you, except you.

[00:18:02] So be encouraged. Be encouraged my friends. You can do it. You really can do it. Conclusion

[00:18:09] That wraps it up for today’s podcast. I just want to thank you once again for listening. Be sure that you subscribe to this podcast to automatically receive episodes and share the links with your social network.

Until then, you can go to our website, www.victoryinmind.com for show notes, as well as links to download and subscribe. Thank you for staying tuned to the show. We are here for you for people looking to live out their full created potential. Remember you have a future. You have a hope. Don’t give up. Don’t give up. 

[00:18:52] Outro with music and narration – thank you.

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Overcoming fear: How to take that first step towards victory

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Hi everyone, and welcome to another episode of Victory in Mind. Our podcast focuses on strategies and solutions on how to best position ourselves in living out our created potential. I'm your host Waceke Wambaa. Welcome. Have a seat. Grab a cup of coffee. You know, let's have a discussion.

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In order for us to be on the path, to be doing something we actually have to do something to start, right? Sometimes the hardest thing is to start something. I should know. Even just doing this podcast, I've been having conversations with myself in my head. How many of us have decisions we want to do a things we want to do, but taking that first step in the decision can feel so hard. And there are 1,000,001 reasons to actually not do something, or, we want to make it perfect before we actually make that decision.

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Parents and even as somebody who's around and nephews and nieces, who I've had the privilege of seeing grow up or friends with kids, we know that we want to carry that kid cause we love that little baby, but we also know that we don't want to smother the kid and carry that baby all its life. We know that that baby needs to be put down to explore its environment. And yes, we do try and create some safety barriers, but how many of us know that the reality is we can't control every outcome, but we're going to do the best we can.

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[00:9:31] If we are honest with ourselves, the fragility of life means it's here today and gone tomorrow. Life is best, but a vapor. So we don't want to be 70, 80 and looking back and say, I never tried. I was too afraid. Or things looked like they were stacked against me. And it's true. It is so true. There's so many different circumstances that come and try and overwhelm us.

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Until then, you can go to our website, www.victoryinmind.com for show notes, as well as links to download and subscribe. Thank you for staying tuned to the show. We are here for you for people looking to live out their full created potential.

Remember you have a future. You have a hope. Don't give up. Don't give up.

I look forward to being with you next week. Take care and see you next time.

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