Once you've decided to make that big change and finally go through with it, for a short while you may feel waves of anxiety, something that can most certainly be terrifying if you don’t know that it’s really quite expected!

The great unknown is an empty, hypothetical space with nothing the mind can anchor to. You can’t see into the future, so you can’t evaluate what’s coming in advance, or put it into known brain boxes and respond routinely - enter the brain’s defence system, which leads to the release of chemicals that make the body hyper-alert so it can figure things out and respond quickly. It's all expected and knowing that makes the difference.

The plan? Break the big challenge into smaller goals. Become alert and engage respectfully. Take the skills you have and be ready to learn and respond. Ask for help. It’s the amalgamation of two energies - yours and whatever you'll be focused on. If it’s a good fit, both are uplifted.

When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
— Audrey Lorde