Be Both Scared and Courageous
Because I believe you can.
I’m scared of a lot of things. I’m afraid of being wrong and bringing people down with me. I’m afraid of starting over, I’m afraid that making money off my writing is going to turn me into an egotistical asshole. I’m afraid I’m going to die too soon, but mostly and above all else, I’m afraid I’m failing my babies.
I used to allow these fears to dictate my daily behaviors. I created unhealthy rituals based on fear. They usually involved me not showing up so I didn’t have to worry about getting things wrong.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.
— James F. Byrnes
But then I realized that death was a lot closer than I thought. I realized that I could wake up one day without having ever lived up to my dreams, …