Spotlight on Fear : Page 2 of 2
Spotlight on Fear
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
If I go another year without trying to get my creative projects off the ground, I may never break free of my limitations, and I may live the rest of my life with unrealized potential. I may die with my creativity still inside of me.
Even the fear of death is nothing compared to the fear of not having lived authentically and fully. Frances Moore Lappe
Have I missed any? Probably. Of course each of us have our own unique fears and these are more universal ones that relate to Maslow's hierarchy of needs and to our creative hopes and dreams.
A well-known acronym for fear is:
FEAR = False evidence appearing real
In other words, even though what we're fearful of seems very real to us, it's usually something we've made up in our heads, as opposed to something we're facing in physical form. Studies on the stress hormone cortisol show that our bodies react to our thoughts regardless of what is actually in front of us. Our fears feel VERY real. And they're not.
SARK, author of Make Your Creative Dreams Real suggests you to try this acronym on instead:
Courage is fear that has said its prayers. Dorothy Bernard •
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