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You’ve visualized yourself 5 years from now and you’ve written a plan to get what you want.

Now it’s time to execute.

That’s about the time you get that nagging voice in your head telling you:

This is a bad idea.

I can’t afford it.

I’m going to be embarrassed if this doesn’t work out.

That voice is FEAR incarnate. And I am here to tell you, “Fuck FEAR!”

Don’t get me wrong, (lowercase) fear has its benefits.

It stops you from jumping out of that third floor window.

It reminds you not to put your hand in the live fireplace.

But FEAR has the tendency to keep us inside tiny little boxes. There’s the “easy” box, the “expected” box, and my least favorite, the “this already worked” box.

Comfort zones are meant to be stretched and often times a little bit of anxiety means that you’re leaning in the right direction.

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” 

― Ambrose Redmoon