There’s a mutual relationship between fear and any creative endeavor.
We fear what we want to do, even though we love and feel called to do it.
We fear succeeding at it almost as much, if not the same as much as we fear failing at it.
Because both outcomes comes uncertainty.
What happens after I do this?
Often this uncertainty keeps us from moving. We feel cemented in our tracks, unable to move forward.
But this is us standing still. Look at any stagnant pond and compare it to a body of moving water. The pond is grimy, stuck, undrinkable, un-alive, where as the river is filled with energy and aliveness. Which would you prefer to be?
I don’t want to be stuck. I want to be alive.
We must move forward, despite the fear and uncertainty, so that we can create movement and energy in our lives.
Moving forward doesn’t have to be massive changes, although it can be if we are ready. It can be small decisions each day, small thoughts different and looking optimistically forward towards our possibilities, small acts that eventually add to something meaningful.
A river ebbs and flows and builds momentum over time, and so must we.
And overtime, there is no more cement, just wind beneath our feet. Uncertainty and fear are there, but they are like old friends, once again showing us that we are doing something we love and something worth doing.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
Daily Blog #570