Why creative people must learn the art of bravery – how to overcome fear and do what you love.

Are you one of those people that keep a list of all the amazing things you would like to accomplish in your life? But every time you pull it out you’re adding to it rather than crossing things off? Is it because you’re lazy? No. Is it because you’re unorganized? No. Is it because you’re full of excuses? Perhaps. But why all the excuses anyways? Often times the underlying issue for not moving forward is fear!! Fear of failure and making mistakes, fear of what other people will think of you, fear of losing what you have or change … So many people, especially creative people, have brilliant ideas inside of them that they dream about day in and day out, that never get created because it is easier to stay inside that good old’ comfort zone, than putting themselves out there and risk being judged for doing what they would really like to do, or create.

This was definitely the case for myself and still is!

You know how to work hard. You know what you want to create. You know you are fully capable of achieving your dreams. But everyday you keep writing on that list, dreaming about your future, rather than checking things off and turning your dreams into reality.

How can we get unstuck? Move out of fear and into action?

These 4 tips and tricks have helped me and will hopefully help you!!

  1. Do it scared. This is called bravery. When you’re terrified, do it anyways. The truth is you can’t fail. Because if you do it, and it’s not what you imagined, you learn something. Or, if you do it, and it’s greater than you imagined, you learn something and you’re happy and successful. It’s a win, win. The cool thing about doing things scared is the feeling of relief you will have once it’s done and you look back afterwards and realize, ” hey that wasn’t so bad after all!” “What can I do next?!”
  2. Baby steps. Look at your list and ask yourself, “what can I do today to build my dreams right away?” Once you ask, don’t immediately start trying to answer, just allow yourself to be open and take note of the first thing that pops into your head. Once you acknowledge whatever it is that pops up, trust that is what you are meant to do, and go for it!! Even if it’s only a small thing. Large things are simply a compilation of very small things over time. Imagine if you worked at your dream for an hour every day for the next year! Your life would be drastically different at the end of that year, and all it would take is an hour a day!
  3. Trust your gut. If deep down you know that writing that novel, painting that picture, singing that song, etc. Etc. Is what you are meant to do, DO IT. Your gut will never steer you wrong. Know this, trust this, do this, and let your gut take care of the rest.
  4. Action. Lots of us are really good at making lists, am I right?! Often times we’ll spend more time working on planning than actually getting anything done. Try, for one day, not planning anything. Wake up in the morning and ask, “what am I going to do today?” What can I do to step towards my dreams right away?” “What is true for me to do right now?” Let your awareness set in. What is your gut telling you to do? Drink coffee? Have a banana? Meditate? Whatever it is, do it, and once your done, ask again. “What is true for me to do right now?” Keep doing this all day long. At the end of the day you will be amazed at the things you get accomplished!! It’s a fun adventure to try! You might be surprised how much more you get done too!

We are all here for a reason. If you are creative, or have ideas that contribute to the world in one way or another, chances are you are meant to share those with others! So squish that fear, take action, do it scared, make it a priority, and be amazed at the changes it will bring to your world.




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