The FOG and The FEAR

wednesdays with wayne Mar 05, 2024

Have you ever been in such dense fog that you couldn’t see the house across the street? Or driven in something like that where the cars in front of you seem to disappear in the mist?


It’s freaky. If you’re driving, your survival instincts kick in. You want to live and you become hyper-alert. You turn down the radio and you might even crack the window so you can get a “smell” of what’s to come.  


Amazingly enough, all of that is natural. Your awareness through other senses offsets the fear of the unknown conditions that you’re facing.


Now, you’ve been with me long enough to know where I’m headed with this. So, go ahead and extrapolate to your own life.


What you’ll want to keep in mind is this – when we’re in an unknown situation, we don’t think about it like driving in the fog. When we’re driving, we know that it’s a patch – long or short – that will eventually end. We have that certainty. 

We’re in it and we know we’ll get through it, as harrowing as it might feel at the time.


When we’re navigating our lives and we hit an obstacle that seems overwhelming, it’s not the usual way we think. We judge (this is terrible), we catastrophize (this could mean that everything is going to go down in flames), and we worry, which is a waste of energy. Fear takes over and you tend to forget just how courageous and resilient you really are.


This – whatever this is – happens to be a part of the course of progress. If you don’t succumb and revert to some kind of “victim” thinking, you learn from getting through (over, or around) the obstacle. You’ll never be the same because you’ve gained knowledge and experience from having to overcome whatever was blocking your progress. 


Whether that’s a personal or financial loss, a series of logistical issues, or just a mental block, it’s important to remember – with certainty – that you have the resources and resilience to get through it. The “fog” that has settled into your current location isn’t going to last.


So today, look at the most daunting of the goals you’ve set for yourself.

If you could hire someone to help you through, what do you think they’d advise you to do first? 



Not all at once.



Back up. Gain some perspective. And recognize that you don’t actually have to do it all alone. There are people out there who can guide you. The fog is temporary, and your progress is continuous. Keep in it.


Keep making your magic. 

(And as I have to lock in plans and numbers, I’ll remind you to consider giving yourself the gift of a big boost. Join me and a small group of other people on their success path as we meet in Nashville next month. If you want a serious boost to get to truly level up, look at the details below my signature.)


See you here next week.


= Wayne = 

There are a limited number of seats (6 to be exact) for my signature small group meeting where you will come away having expanded who you believed you could be, you will have built your confidence to get there, and you’ll get the help you need with a plan to make it all happen. It’s possible, it’s actual, and it’s available. Reach out to me if you want to know more about the Exponential Success Summit happening on October 17-19, 2024 in Lisbon, Portugal! 


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