Use Your Fear

Lots of us stand around, scared to make decisions, wondering where we should go, claiming we don’t have the answers. For those of you who fit that description (i.e. all of us at many points in our lives), I want to offer you a quote from Steven Pressfield’s War of Art, a book that changed my life.

Pressfield says, “Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.”

We fight fear and resistance on a daily basis. Scared of writing? Write. It’ll make you a better person. Scared of commitment? Learn to build, trust, and receive love with someone that uplifts you. It’ll make you a better person.

This is a daily truth, and it works for big and small things. Striking up conversation with strangers, weighing in at work, telling a family member what you honestly think about them, even posting daily blogs. All those little wins add up.

It’s something we can’t lose sight of. Resistance will try to convince us that, because it’s hard and we don’t want to do it in the moment, we shouldn’t do it. You’ll regret following that impulse.

Just start doing. Small things. Making a habit of challenging your fear every day will fulfill you. Keep going. Even when it’s hard, keep going. Every day is a new opportunity and give it all you got.

Click here to get a copy of War of Art by Steven Pressfield. The right resources can help get your mind right. Can’t recommend it enough.

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