Use fear to your advantage

As unpleasant as the feeling of fear can be, it can also be a barometer to help point your life in the right direction.

If you go to work each day feeling that you are wasting your life, but can’t so no to the great money they pay you, then figure out how you can work your calling into your life on a part time basis at the very least.

If you have wish to express a point of view that you are sure about and have done a lot of research on, but are fearful of what your friends or family might think, then there’s a good chance that is the very thing you should be talking about.

The fear of what our close friends and family will think about what we do, or plan to do, with our lives can be one of the most powerful negative forces of resistance.

Whatever you choose to do with your life though, there will be critics. The bigger the noise you make, the larger your impact, the louder those critics will be. The thing is though, many of those critics envy you. They don’t have the guts to make a stand and so seek to build themselves up by tearing you down.

In the book The War of Art, Steven Pressfield proposes, the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.

You must take a stand for yourself, to blow off the critics, to ignore the naysayers, to press on even if you have been trying for years.

Only then will you be able to live a fulfilled life.