Michelle Chalfant | The Adult Chair | 338 – How to Overcome Fear in Decision-Making
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338 – How to Overcome Fear in Decision-Making

You get an idea, you have something you want to do or you become aware of a change you want to make. The first thing you feel is excitement…and then suddenly, the fear hits.


Your mind starts racing with all the bad things that could happen if you move forward with your idea. Some of these concerns might sound legitimate, which just adds to the confusion.


How can you tell if you’re making a decision out of fear or out of wisdom? How can you connect to your soul to know if something is right for you or not?


In this episode, I’m giving you a quick and easy five-step process to overcome fear in decision-making. Using this process, you will learn how to identify the specific fears you have, how to figure out which of them are true (and which are just stories) and how to get out of your head and intuitively make a decision from your heart.


Listen to discover:


  • Why fear comes up when we are trying to make a decision
  • How fear keeps us from making good decisions 
  • A five-step process to identify and overcome fear in decision-making
  • How to make decisions from a heart-centered place instead of a fear-centered one


Here’s the thing: it’s normal to feel fear when making a big decision, and at the same time, fear isn’t always a sign that we shouldn’t move forward. 


When we learn to unwind our stories and get into our bodies, we can tell the difference between empty fear and intuitive guidance and learn to make the decisions that are truly best for us.


“We think that it’s real, all of these fears, but what we find is most of them are not. They’re just stories we’re telling ourselves.” – Michelle Chalfant


“Write down as many as you can until you have exhausted that part of your brain that’s kicking out all the fears.” – Michelle Chalfant


“The idea is you want to be able to see what thoughts you’re having around the decision.” – Michelle Chalfant


“If it’s not 100% fact and truth, you’re gonna cross it off the list.” – Michelle Chalfant


“When you feel it in the body, it anchors in your new truth.” – Michelle Chalfant


“Fear is a stimulating emotion.” – Michelle Chalfant


“That takes us out of fight or flight. That puts us in the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the rest and relax. Then we can think clearly again.” – Michelle Chalfant


“Sometimes when we make decisions, there’s a little bit of fear there. If fear is there, it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t move forward.”  – Michelle Chalfant


“We want to make soul-driven decisions.” – Michelle Chalfant


“We don’t make the right decisions when we’re only in our heads.” – Michelle Chalfant





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