Just the title of this blog by Amy Sundberg made me sit up straight. As I continued to read more, I saw that Amy was going through the process that would bring about rejection, anxiety, and dread but nevertheless she was going to do it anyway. That is what it means to Kick Fear Now. Perhaps Amy’s words will resonate with you too. Read on …
On Tuesday night Jonathan Carroll had a quotation on his Facebook that resonated with me:
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
There are different kinds of events that call for courage. There is the desire to make change, of course, which I’ve talked about a fair amount in the past. There is the question of how we face and handle adversity. There is the desire to try something new. And there is the willingness to go back and do the same scary thing again and again, even if it doesn’t get all that much easier.
I think when we choose to be artists–whatever that means to you–we are, in a sense, choosing to face fear again and again. There might be times when we aren’t seeking change, when we’ve got the adversity of life under control, when we’re living in a comfortable groove of existence…
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