Fear is debilitating isn’t it? It holds us back. It stops us from going after what we really want in life. It’s a dream killer.
But what if I told you that it’s okay to be afraid? Wouldn’t it be liberating to know that you don’t need to be fearless? That it’s actually a good thing to feel fear?
And why is fear a good thing? Here’s why. Fear is a sign that we have an emotional investment in what we’re doing. When I create this website, I’m afraid of ridicule. I’m afraid that no one is interested in my work. Because my work is who I am. It matters to me.
And what’s the opposite of fear? It’s comfort. To avoid fear and ridicule, we stay where we are. We stay comfortable and stuck in our situation. As Shifu once said, if you only do what you can, you will never be more than what you are now.
And so I tell you–It’s okay to be afraid. Especially when you’re first starting out. Over time fear will have less of a hold on you. The key is to feel fear, but do it anyway. Don’t wait until you’re fearless.
So here it is–a cheers to our dreams and fears!