Elizabeth Gilbert on Fear

“Your fear must not be allowed to make decisions about creativity, passion, inspiration, dreams. Your fear doesn’t understand these things, and so it makes the most boring possible decisions about them. Your fear mistakes creativity and inspiration for saber-toothed tigers and wolf packs. They aren’t. Creativity and inspiration are the vehicles that will transport you to the person you most need to become.”

“Sit down and have a quiet conversation with your fear. Tell it that you will listen respectfully, say, when your fear warns you not to go swimming in 15-foot waves when you aren’t a strong swimmer. But you will not listen to your fear anymore when a small hopeful voice inside you says, ‘I want to make something.’ Now go make something, OK?”

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Washington, D.C. (1924) by Max Ehrmann Alternately I bow my head in shame And burn with accusations on my tongue. Is this the land whose praises we have sung, That all the world know her unsullied name! Here sit the nation's councilors without aim, Like lizards sunning on a heap of dung. Here crawls the grubworm with his paunch low swung; The sewer-rat swells out his oily frame O millions at your daily task, awake! It's not enough to labor and to sleep. Let pens run hot, and righteous voices shake The land, until the evil fear and weep, Our ... Read more

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