Tagged: fear

Write It Down

Writing It Down

Naturally, as a writer, I’ve always truly enjoyed the writing process for the reason of creative expression. But even more important to me is being able to write down the stuff that is bugging...

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Behold The Turtle

When I have told people that I am an introvert, they don’t believe me. That’s because they now see my courage bearing fruit. They now see what I’ve pushed myself to do in order...

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Part Four: What’s Holding You Back?

It’s time for the fourth and final factor that I wanted to discuss in this four-part series about what holds us back.  Like I mentioned in part three of the series, having a lack...

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Part Two: What’s Holding You Back?

In this four-part series we’re looking at other factors besides fear that cause us to get off track or that pause us in plans to move forward.  In part one of “What’s Holding You...

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Part One: What’s Holding You Back?

I’ve commented extensively about fear.  I’ve examined how it holds us back from going for our dreams… and how it even prevents us from allowing ourselves to have dreams in the first place.  When...

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Having Some Fear Is Healthy

Having some fear is healthy.  Fear plays an important role in our psyche.  Without the fear flight survival response – the instinctual urge to run in the face of danger – our species would...

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Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED Talk On Creativity

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the popular 2006 besteller Eat, Love, Pray, speaks about the creative process.  She reflects on the fear of failure after being successful, saying “Is it rational… is it logical… that anybody should...