"Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do...The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it." - Steven Pressfield
Who among us is truly fearless?
We shouldn't strive for the absence of fear, but rather an acceptance of it.
Fear is a signal. If there is is something we're afraid of, that's a sign we should move in that direction.
Sometimes we tell ourselves stories in order to evade fear. We engage in self-sabotage as defense mechanism.
We can't fail if we don't try!
We can't fail if we convince ourselves that we shouldn't even make an attempt.
We will compare ourselves to others and doubt our own abilities.
But our limits are often self-imposed. Our insecurities manifest themselves in reality, as we search for reasons to squelch our ambitions.
Don't ignore your fears or submit to them. Harness the energy that is bubbling up inside of you. Where there is fear, there is potential. Where there is fear, there is a chance for greatness.
Sometimes you just need to get our of your own way. Often, we become our own worst enemies. Instead, we could be our best cheerleaders.
This isn't to say that we should blindly dive into every passing venture. Some dreams are dead-ends, and not every ambition is deserving of attention.
So let's recognize the ways in which we hinder our abilities, and stop putting artificial obstacles in our own way.