In his article The Keys to Self-Confidence, Brian Tracy gives an example of someone who overcame fear to “do what their hearts tell them to do” – here is an excerpt :
One of greatest of all impressionist painters was a man named Paul Gauguin.
He had a family and worked in the post office in Paris for many years. But in the evenings he visited the cafés frequented by the painters of Paris, getting to know them and asking them questions.
He was fascinated by painting. The whole idea of painting absorbed his attention. It was all he thought about, and yet with a family and a full-time job, there was no way that he could devote himself to the painting he wanted so badly to do.
One day after the age of 40, in a move that shocked everybody, he gave up his job as a postal inspector, left his family, and moved to the South Sea Island of Tahiti. There he began painting.
His paintings now are worth hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars, and hang in the finest museums in the world. He is considered by many to be one of the most important painters of the last 300 years.
[The article also includes the video: Brian Tracy – Unbreakable Laws Of Self-Confidence.]
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