Our default setting is fear

Fear of not being good enough, fear that I don’t have anything worth saying, fear that my question is stupid, fear of taking the wrong stand, fear that I am going to be judged, fear that I will fail…

No matter how hard we push, our fear pushes back. Bringing to center stage all our flaws and mistakes we have ever made.

And yet…

Yet, we can learn to dance with this fear.

We can be productive when no one is watching. We can show up when no one is willing. We can stand up and stand out for noticing something that no one notices. We can push through the dip. We can make something and share it with the world.

It’s merely a choice.

Don’t wait for the fear to go away before you decide.

Because it will never leave.