I love people, I really do. In fact, I am my best when I am around others. When I sit home alone many times, I get caught in my own head, believing the self-defeating thoughts that come to mind. "I'm too big, I'm behind schedule, I should be somewhere else by now," are some of the frequent thoughts I have. Then the Voice distracts me to think about food and onto another problem: eating when I'm not hungry!
Today, I am traveling to Las Vegas, to join my writer and publisher friends at Author 101 University. A great seminar, that gave me the belief in myself and the connections I needed to write my book, We Don't Die.
A few years back my aunt worked in the VIP Sky Club that is run by Delta Airlines. I would often go visit the gals she worked with and they were excited to hear my adventures. Today the thought came to mind that I should go visit them, but quickly The Voice in my head talked me out of it saying, "You haven't been there in a year, no one will remember you, you will feel stupid, better not go in." So, I walked past the entrance.
Then it hit me. I write about the only way to have new results is taking new actions no matter what The Voice says we should or should not do. Why was I afraid of going into the Sky Club? It was silly. But I still felt afraid but you know what I did? I went in anyways.
As it turned out, I sat with a wonderful woman who has had both of her parents and in-laws die within the past years. She's also a Hospice nurse who deals with the dying. In a half hour we spoke of hope, inspiration and I just happened to have a spare copy of We Don't Die that I signed and gave her. A new friend I have for life based on not listening to The Voice.
Please don't let me fool you. Just because I know about The Voice and know the best way to deal with it, doesn't mean I'm not afraid and I always succeed in what I say I want to do. I am human too, with plenty of fear that shows up often.
So, I'll try to remember the Sky Club scenario next time I am afraid. You just never know of what great results can happen stepping out of our comfort zones!!