Terrified Every Day

This is my new favorite quote. Powerful words from a powerful woman, artist and innovator. She said, “I’ve been terrified every day of my life but that’s never stopped me from doing everything I wanted to do.”

So often—perhaps too often—we interpret fear as a signal to stop. But that is just the lizard brain trying to protect us and keep us safe. There is a big difference between the worry and anxiety which we label as fear and real, life-threatening danger.

For the most part, pursuing our dreams is rarely going to get us physically killed. We might bruise our ego or take a few blows to our self esteem, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we should stop.

“Feel the fear and do it anyway,” is pretty good advice.

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