Don't Look Down: A Poem About Fear

Change is almost always accompanied by fear.

I've been reminded of this fact again and again over the last couple of weeks, both as I work with clients one-on-one and as I undergo a huge transition in my own career.

I recently took a step that will allow me to grow my coaching business exponentially. That decision hasn't come without a big dose of fear.

Here's a poem I wrote to process my feelings around big, scary change. Hope it resonates.

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Don’t Look Down

Fear is benign: a tumor
tightening in my
stomach, sending
signals up my
spine and out my
fingertips. Fully present.
Standing on the edge
of a cliff, watching rocks
tumble off the front
of me. I step forward,
heavy, and hope I float,
like leaves, to the
ground below.

(Photo credit: Nahuel Martinez via cc)

Greg Faxon

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