conquering fear and adding few new books to my library!

I ordered a few “artist” freelance/self-help books and started to dive into reading Chris Guillebeau book “The Art of Non-Conformity” and I have to say I’ve been breezing thru it. I’m not quite finished yet, but from what I have read there is some really meaty content that has been great to chew on. Chris’ style of writing is very approachable and not at all stuffy or preachy, like other book I have read on preparing to start your own business or freelancing. And he has a sense of humor that feel genuine and makes me really “like” him.

Yesterday I underlined this passage with my pink sharpie to remind myself to be strong and push thru. I thought I’d share it with you:

We have big dreams and ideas, but we also have big fears. The quest to overcome fear is lifelong, and almost no one is truly fearless. Instead of pretending it doesn’t exist, you have to be willing to smash through the brick wall of fear…Fear is normal…change can only come about when the pain of transition becomes less than the pain of accepting the status quo…Ask yourself “What’s the worst thing that can happen?” it helps to put big decisions in perspective.

I’ve been totally struggling with this lately and have been waffling a bit. I’ve made big plans for a new creative beginning and have been struggling if I should push out my start date. But, I know if I do that I’ll only be prolong my misery. Really I just need to woman up and stick to my guns. No matter what!!

I mean what’s the worst that could happen? I could lose my house, ruin my credit and be forced to move to a cheaper more affordable area. Yes, that would totally suck, but it wouldn’t be the end of the world.

I’m scared that if I keep prolonging and pushing out my start date it will never happen. Which in the end would be a whole lot worse than losing my house. 118 days and counting!

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