Jim Morrison of The Doors said, “Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that fear has no power and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.” Kanye West, who now has what I believe is his 10th Top 10 Album spoke about why he wore a Make America Great Again hat. He said that he was confronted with so much hate, and assumption the minute people saw that hat, that if he could wear it and move forward, he could deal with anything. (Note: This is NOT political commentary, it is an example of how Mr. West managed fear.) Dale Carnegie who wrote the perennial bestseller “How to Win Friends and Influence People” said, “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” James Cameron the film director and producer who is credited with the movie “Titanic” and others said: “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.”
Ask yourself: What is it that I really want to do? What do I need to say? Give careful consideration to taking that risk. As the poet Rumi pointed out: “Everything is rigged in our favor.” I wholeheartedly agree. I believe as psychologist William James said: “Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid.”
But PS: Never write that on a wall with a black Sharpie in an apartment you are renting — or you may go on to achieve great things— but you will never get your security deposit back from your landlord because that Sharpie is has staying power…just like you!
Lastly: While it’s not always the case, if you are feeling afraid about something, ask yourself if the “FEAR” could be False Evidence Appearing Real.
I’m @DianGriesel aka a perception analyst & strategist; creative attitude disrupter & adjuster; author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook & TurboCharged: The Silver Disobedience Edition; and the blogger & model known as @SilverDisobedience More info on my websites (search my name) and at Wilhelmina Models. Silver Disobedience® is a Registered Trademark.