Read this quote from Steven Pressfield (then go and get one of his books. Doesn’t matter which one. the man is a genius although I can personally and highly recommend The War of Art):
“The amateur dreads becoming who she really is because she fears that this new person will be judged by others as “different.” The tribe will declare us “weird” or “queer” or “crazy.” The tribe will reject us. Here’s the truth: the tribe doesn’t give a shit. There is no tribe. That gang or posse that we imagine is sustaining us by the bonds we share is in fact a conglomeration of individuals who are just as fucked up as we are and just as terrified. Each individual is so caught up in his own bullshit that he doesn’t have two seconds to worry about yours or mine, or to reject or diminish us because of it. When we truly understand that the tribe doesn’t give a damn, we’re free. There is no tribe, and there never was. Our lives are entirely up to us.”
How many times in your life can you count where you have held yourself back because you have been worried what others may think of you?
A course in miracles says that we are most afraid of is our light, not our darkness. what brings us most fear is being amazing.
and the thing is, fear is always going to be there. we need to learn to be comfortable in discomfort.
Here is a little video I did on this topic – I’d love to get your thoughts about it in the comments below!