Archive for May, 2011
Posted on 05.10.11 | 44 Comments
Photo by Simon Pais
By Tina Su
“The amateur believes he must first overcome his fear;
then he can do his work.
The professional knows that fear can never be overcome.”
For the last two months, I’ve been working on a mini book project I’m tentatively calling Life on Purpose [Update: It's called Discover You Now. Read about it here.]—my first of hopefully many more to come. It’s been such an interesting process of self-reflection and discipline, exploring the multifaceted manifestations of fear.
The hardest thing isn’t to come up with great ideas or create time to work on it. The hardest thing is the constant battle with this invisible, but powerful force that seems to work against me. You know, that same force that whispers in our ears with convincing arguments on why we should delay action and (forever) procrastinate.
I’m sure you’re familiar with its luring voice, convincing you to do something else, anything, except the projects that you need to be doing—usually the projects that mean the most to you and will result in profound positive change.