I’ve been thinking about fear a lot lately, so this observation by Ralph Waldo Emerson resonated with me.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person: “Always do what you are afraid to do.”
Does it strike a chord with you?
When you think about the book you’re working on, what are you afraid of? What is keeping you from taking action that could propel you forward?
Maybe it’s fear of failure.
You might be afraid of how people will react to your writing once your book is “out there.”
Or, maybe you’re afraid of becoming a huge success. Writing a New York Times best-seller would be pretty amazing. The prospect could be intimidating, too, because it could really, really change your life.
But, you tell me: Focusing on your book rather than on other areas of your life, what are you afraid of?
Please take a moment to tell me in a comment below. Your answer could help guide the content I share here.
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