Fear. That’s why. Plain and simple.
“I don’t know if I’ll make enough money.”
“What if I’m not as good as I think I am?”
“What if I fail?”
“Can I make a living doing this?”
“I would have to give up too much.”
These are all statements I’ve made over a 10-year career. And they are all rooted in the same thing. Fear of something. Fear of loss. Of failure. Of starvation. Of being wrong. Of looking dumb. Of regret.
The worst part for me about fear is that it’s my own voice in my head. If someone else tells me I’ll fail I feel competitive. But when it’s my own voice I give in. Don’t give in.
Don’t ignore fears. But also don’t let them take control. Acknowledge them and do it anyway.
Hi! I'm Dustin.
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