Today I was struck by a paragraph in the book I’m reading:
“You must do everything that frightens you…Everything. I’m not talking about risking your life, but everything else. Think about fear, decide right now how you’re doing to deal with fear, because fear is going to be the great issue of your life, I promise you. Fear will be the fuel for all your success, and the root cause of all your failures, and the underlying dilemma in every story you tell yourself about yourself. And the only chance you’ll have against fear? Follow it. Steer by it. Don’t think of fear as the villain. Think of fear as your guide, your pathfinder…”
From The Tender Bar: A Memoir by J.R. Moehringer
Btw, I’m feeling SO much better. This whole week’s been really challenging and yet today it’s finally reached the part of challenging that is exciting. Hope you all had a good weekend.
p.s. Big shout out to my pal, Dan, for being so awesome!