“I’m dying… this is how I go”
That’s all that was running through my mind when I thought I was having a heart attack at 38 years old.
Luckily, I didn’t have a heart attack. I later found out that it was the first of many anxiety attacks to come… which was a blessing in disguise.
This anxiety attack sent me on a 16 month long journey into fixing and dealing with my stress and anxiety with my therapist, Kevin.
For 16-months, Kevin helped me change the way I look at anxiety and the much deeper traumatic issues that I left unprocessed for decades that really lead me to that fateful day of having my first anxiety attack.
This new perspective helped me manhandle my anxiety and take back control of my life.
Kevin showed me:
- Anxiety is anticipation of future pain.
- Action elevates anxiety.
- HALT (when you’re Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired you’re much more likely to get triggered and have another anxiety attack.)
Taking action is the most important part about gaining back control of your life and living your purpose.
The only way you can give anxiety a “chill pill” is by taking action.
And procrastinating on that conversation, that thing, or whatever it is is what’s causing your anxiety.
The more you procrastinate, the more your anxiety builds up.
When anxiety builds up it begins to show up as depression, moodiness and just an overall sense of being funky.
I struggled with all of it.
It’s kinda like shaking a soda can. The more you shake it, the more the pressure builds up, and when you open the lid, it explodes.
The same thing happens with your anxiety. The more your anxiety builds up, the higher your chances will be to have an anxiety attack, go into depression and feel funky.
And the only way to relieve this pressure is to start taking action.
Deal with your past traumas.
Heal and let go.
Process through the pain and come out whole on the other side.
Like I said a moment ago, anxiety is worrying about future pain, and to get rid of the pain, you must take action.
But the DEEPER cause of anxiety and depression for most people (myself included) is the unresolved trauma and the healing that comes when you finally resolve it.
That was the game changer for me.
It wasn’t easy.
It wasn’t fun.
But it was absolutely worth it to heal, to become whole, to be right with my family and to stop sabotaging my success and happiness.
I appreciate you for allowing me to get a little vulnerable here. I hope you decide to do the self-work, too.
If you’re suffering in silence and white knuckling through life then I’d like to help you heal, thrive and get dialed in on your life’s purpose and passion by extending an invitation to experience the Modern Day Knight Project.
It will be the scariest thing you’ve ever done, but it will also be the single biggest launch to personal success, happiness, fulfillment in both business and in your personal life.