What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

What would you be able to accomplish?

What business or project could you start?

How much more love / purpose / meaning / joy could you bring to yourself and others?

The thing is, fear will never go away. Fear has what kept us alive for thousands of years. Survival is in our instincts.

But if you are fortunate enough to have your temporal needs covered (food, water, shelter, clothing) and have access to tools that level the playing field (a laptop and a connection to the internet), you have a chance to do something that most human beings never have had.

A chance to make things better.

A chance to build something remarkable. Something you can be proud of. Something you can put your name on.

Yes, the fear will never go away.

The question is: What are we really afraid of?

Because fear of rejection, stepping into the unknown, leaping, being judged, standing alone, vulnerability, the risk of being exposed, not feeling good enough, shame–these outcomes are not going to be the end of us. Failure doesn’t mean game over.

The choice then is to dance with that fear–our discursive thoughts, our false limits we put on ourselves.

Yesterday would have been the best time to start. Today is the next best thing.

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Josh Allred

Professional blogger. Impresario. Helping others to leap.