Very often fear holds us back from doing the things our hearts want most. Approaching that person, applying for that dream job, ending that toxic friendship. But it’s time to see fear as a friend trying to protect you.
Elizabeth Gilbert has really influenced the way I see and treat fear. She reminds us that fear is a friend that has kept us safe through the course of human history. Fear is a friend we should absolutely keep in the car… In the back seat. Don’t let fear drive, but remember that it is there to help you. Thank it, talk to it, and then–if it feels right–take that leap.
Personally, I have that conversation in my journals. It’s helped me to overcome so many of the fears in my life and has enabled me to really go after my dreams and believe in myself. Hopefully, it can do the same for you!