Have you ever heard someone say, “Feel the fear and do it anyway.” If you’re like me, I have at least a thousand times, and I despise it more and more every day.
A few years ago, I started experiencing more success when instead of feeling the fear and doing whatever it was I was apprehensive of anyway, I simply used fear to my advantage.
You see, fear and excitement are emotions that are born from the same place, and inasmuch, the same set of hormones are released to rage through our human-ness and make big shit happen.
We don’t doubt excitement. When we think of our dreams as a play we could really make possible in our lives, we feel ecstatic and start doing whatever it takes to have that dream come to life. If we become fearful of one of the steps along the way, what do we do? We plow forward anyway.
Think of fear as an arrow, or guiding post, or breadcrumb, to go in the direction of your dreams.