Fear is an interesting thing. It can drive us forward toward doing things. But, much more often, it stops us from doing many of the important things that matter to us. Fear is a useful tool because it lets us know that there is some danger, or at least some degree of risk in our next step. The next step along our journeys in pursuit of what we want often is just outside of our comfort zone.
Our innate fight or flight response tells us that there is a stressor, even though our logical minds do not want to view it that way. To paraphrase Frank Herbert, fear is indeed the mind-killer. But it is also the spirit-killer. If we hold ourselves in check and never stray outside of what is comfortable and easy, it won’t remain comfortable for long. Comfort will morph into laziness and stagnation. Our brilliance will dull under the drudgery of doing the same things week in and week out.
There are gifts locked inside of you. There are things you want to let out. There are marks in the passage of time you wish to make. There is a brilliant shine you wish to share. You know these things to be true.
So, what shall you do with your fear? Let it keep you hidden away? Or take the other road, the one less traveled?
Drink it in and make the next step forward either in spite of it, or because of it!
You know the drill…
To your continued success!!!