Fear may be a barrier for many of us, getting in the way of realizing our creative ventures. There are probably hundreds of related quotes and articles on Talent Development Resources – here are a few.
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear. Dune, by Frank Herbert
“No matter the level of success, every entrepreneur and small business owner with whom I have worked has experienced barriers while making their business dream a reality– even if they’ve already made millions. The barrier to them or for them is ALWAYS some degree of concern, procrastination, uncertainty, disconnection, lack of passion… fear. Yes, I said it. Fear. The dreaded f-word.” From 4 Ways Fear Wreaks Havoc on Your Dream and What to Do About It, by Kim Castle
“First, to de-energize fear you must name it. Identify the whole gamut, miniscule or monstrous. ‘I’m not smart enough, pretty enough… I’ll never find a soul mate so I might as well not try.’ … Breaking the Trance: Don’t drift into denial. Say to the fear, “Thank you for sharing.” Then make a conscious move into your heart-a shift into positive energy.” From article : Breaking the Trance of Fear, by Judith Orloff, M.D.
“Fear is intrinsic to everything you do as a creative person. You’re constantly putting yourself up there to be trashed. If I thought about it too much, I’d just be crippled. I’d rather create.” Natalie Portman [Los Angeles Times Oct 15, 2009]