Leanne Myles is a Senior Mortgage Advisor and an advocate for a can-do attitude to achieve great things!
The first time I ever walked through fear, I didn’t really know that that was what I was doing. It hasn’t been until my early 40’s that I am now realizing what I have done. I have recently hired a coach and believe it or not, her coaching is helping me in every aspect of my life. Through the exercise of noticing and naming, I am beginning to see some extraordinary things about my life, both good and bad. But the ability to realize what you have come through is no easy task. Walking through the fear is something that has almost come intuitively to me, as I have just had to what seems like “live this way.”
Growing up in small-town Labrador City, most of my adult life has been walking through fear. I left that town at 17 and went to boot camp, you want to talk about culture shock? From that day forward it’s all I have ever known; see something, want it, get uncomfortable, and get it. I have since that time worked many life decisions this way, my divorce from my children’s father was especially difficult, and I probably stayed longer than I should, but again, I saw a path, got uncomfortable, and then got what I wanted. This very simple thing (which isn’t so simple I am told) has carried me through all facets of my life. When it came to goal setting, again, see what you want, get uncomfortable, and then “get what you want.”
I also know this is all about the story we tell ourselves, the daily story of can or can’t that lives in our minds. When you actually believe you can, you can move mountains. To date, I have been through every life event there is; marriage, divorce, job loss, illness, Bankruptcy, and through all of it, I chose happiness because it’s not about where you are today, it’s about where you know you can get. Today my struggle is with food and health, I am seeing it, and I want it, and I am about to get real uncomfortable. I can already tell you it will work out fine!