Success will not tap you on the shoulder because success does not happen to you. You create success, every damn grueling day.
Use your fear and anxiety and doubts to motivate you. Fear is good. I respect fear. Fear will ring louder than the naysayers in my mind. Fear will force me up at 5 a.m. because I am fearful of the mediocre life.
I am fearful of the mundane. I am fearful of regrets. But what I will NOT fear are my mistakes, my failures, or my horrible little errors.
They simply make my climb to the top that much sweeter, that much more appreciated. I won’t believe we can will away or train away our fears completely. We can reduce our fears, we can manage our fears, we can dominate our fears, but above all, we have to learn to live alongside our fears.
Fear motivates me. I love the butterflies in the stomach, the knots, the feeling of nausea right before I go on stage because I know I’m right on the edge…that’s where great things happen, on the edge, when you bend the rules, change paths and try something new.
“If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. IF you’re not you’ll find an excuse.” –Jen Sincero, personal coach and writer