Fear used to keep us alive. It reminded us to hold on when climbing trees, run away from snakes, and not to wrestle with lions. It made sense and in these circumstances it still does.
But, we don’t spend a lot of time hanging in trees with snakes and lions. We instead spend most of our time trying to create a life that we want to live. Problem is fear of not knowing how, of failing, of being judged, tells us to freeze, to run away, just as if we were staring at a saber-toothed tiger. Fear can and does stop us from moving ahead, getting stuff done, of making something truly worthwhile.
It’s time to give the desire for what we want to achieve far greater weight than the fear that prevents us from doing it. Time to realize that fear is a dated construct that has no place in our creative lives.