The voice inside your head: “Maybe you’re not ready. Maybe the world wont embrace what you have to say. Maybe you wont have the impact you’re hoping to have. Maybe you wont be remarkable. Maybe you’ll be embarrassed by the quality of your work. Maybe you’ll discover the disheartening truth that you can’t make a living doing what you want. Maybe you just don’t have what it takes. Maybe it wont be everything you think it will be.”
Maybe, maybe, maybe, but what’s the alternative?
What do you think you’re going to escape by avoiding failure, disappointment, and creative risk?
If you have something your heart yearns to do and you’re not in the process of pursuing it, then you’re ALREADY living the life you’re afraid of.
“To put up with B.S. or not to put up with B.S.?”
That has NEVER been the question. Sorry, that question has already been answered for you. Have you ever met anyone (including the person who never takes any chances) who felt like they were free from having to deal with a substantial supply of B.S.? Facing your fears and putting up with B.S. is not an option. You already have to do that, whether you like it or not. That’s just a part of life.
Here’s the real question: To do something that makes it worth going through the B.S. or to put up with B.S. for no payoff at all?
Stop hanging on to the life you’re afraid of (yes, the one you’re actually living right now), and start facing some fears that have an actual purpose behind them.
If you’re going to experience contrast anyway, you might as well get something out of it.
That’s my two cents,