The thing about fear is that it’s universal.
Life is risky, therefore there will always be fear riding along on our backs.
Even things in life we consider “safe” are just short-term comforts (ease-of-minds/blind-eyes) and end up being risks in the long-term.
The cubical job is safe until you start getting health problems from sitting, eating office donuts every day, and getting second-hand stress from your co-workers. (cub-workers?) The job you hate is comfortable and has so many benefits until it’s replaced with AI robots.
Your home and your stuff are safe until there’s an accidental fire.
We treat fear like it’s our own burden to bear, but in reality, it’s something we all face. Some push past fears that hold themselves back, others don’t.
For me, it always always always comes down to choosing the right fear to be scared of.
Am I going to be afraid of failing and embarrassing myself?
Or am I going to fear inaction more?
Failure is a numbers game. The more you fail, the more opportunity you have to succeed.
Never trying will always be the biggest types of regret I want to avoid.
Even if I get to the end of my life and all I have done is fail, at least I know that I gave it my 100.
Giving something all you got is succeeding, no matter the actual outcome.
Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Wagoner
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.” — Steve Jobs