Looking back at the best opportunities in my life – whether it was a job opportunity, a date or cool experience, there was always a moment of hesitation. But the times I listened to my gut always turned out to be better anything I could have imagined.
Harnessing this fear is definitely the key to success.. (easier said than done, right?) Yet this is essential to the creative process. In the War of Art Steven Pressfield says that “Resistance is the Enemy.”
What is this resistance really? Fear.
Nothing destroys the creative process as much as fear, and courage isn’t the absence of fear. It’s finding a way to work through it. Being comfortable with fear can have its drawbacks also. That’s called complacency.
Finding that delicate balance between doing what scares you and facing what paralyzes you – that’s the art of courage.