Overcoming the Fear of the Unknown | Diane Sanfilippo

Overcoming Fear of the Unknown

The biggest reason why people tell me they are holding back in their lives?

Fear of the unknown.

But here’s the thing: you will *never* know what the future holds. The only thing that’s certain is that you have a limited amount of time here in which to live a life that you love.

And, in that time, you can only know who you are, and what you’re willing to do – today, and in the future.

You have to bet on yourself. And you also have to be ready and willing to do what it takes to live your truth.

But that’s the tricky part, especially if you haven’t taken the time to get to know yourself better – your strengths, weaknesses, desires, dislikes, and what makes you truly unhappy.

We spend too much time worrying about what other people like and want in life. Following some path to “happiness” or some societal norm or standardized path of “what you do in life.” THAT IS ALL NOISE.

What if you got quiet and thought only about what *you* truly what? 

What if living in a way that was honest and true to who you are and what you want – and what lights *you* up was the bravest thing you could possibly do?

What if you knew that it was also going to be the most rewarding?

The most fulfilling?

The most liberating?

The bravest thing you can do is be honest with yourself.

Your life will feel a whole lot happier if you are living your truth, day in and day out. I promise you that.

Give me a comment below if you’re feeling me, and tell me what you’re doing today that is BRAVE.

4 thoughts on “Overcoming Fear of the Unknown

  • You continue to speak into existence what I already know deep within to be true but haven’t quite “owned” yet. So for that, Diane, thank you! This week, I’ve been brave by committing to being seen and showing up on Facebook live and Instagram stories. I LOVE to create and educate but, being only 24, I don’t want to come off as “preachy” or “enlighted” to my peers who aren’t ready to pursue health and mindfulness (I’m a yoga teacher and Holistic Health Coach). I’m continuing to chip away at the belief that people don’t care what I have to stay, and to honor the pull of getting in front of my camera, letting my face be seen, and sharing knowledge and tips to help people feel nourished and supported in their days!

    • Keep showing up! I think there’s wisdom in recognizing that at 24, you may encounter many people with more experience in time living than you have. If you remain humble to that, and respect it, you’ll be fine. Share what you know and be open to learning and accepting alternate takes on what you may not know.

  • Thank you for sharing this, such wonderful timing. I learn this lesson time and again. Either in the form of trusting and going with my gut and feeling the alignment and fruitful outcomes of that or at times when I don’t and wished I had. I’m taking my personal nutrition consulting and wellness coaching business off social media as of this week. I’m putting all of my time and energy into my Clients, which is why I started this practice to begin with! I keep my practice numbers capped so I can serve high achieving Clients, deeply. I’m putting aside any of the “should’s” that I thought I was “supposed” to be doing (packages, groups, product relationships, etc). I love that this works for others and that there is space for everyone to find their niche, it’s just not mine! I run a Virtual practice serving Clients in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, NY, Hawaii, Vermont, and beyond and I’m realizing I don’t actually need social media or some of these other things to continue doing what I love and actually have a thriving business that feels in alignment with my truth! I look forward to continuing to connect with your content (especially topics like this) through your newsletters and website and resources directly. Thank you for creating this space and sharing these topics!

  • Love this post. I’m thinking about taking the leap to become a certified life coach. I have thought about this path for many years, but let fear hold me back. It truly feels like a calling to help people so it’s time to be brave.

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