Tricking Myself out of Fear

None of us are strangers to self-doubt and mind-games. This post offers a humorous look into our excuses for not trying/doing and perhaps a solution into overcoming fear. Candy’s post is about writing but it’s the same excuses/fear/cycle for any career, any yoga pose, any life choice.to-grandma-s-house-1228832

Rerighting Life

I was feeling as if life had passed me by and it was too late to do anything truly great. I tuned into an interview of the filmmakerRichard Linklater on NPR, and felt even more of a failure. He’d accomplished so much and I hadn’t. (It’s a great habit comparing yourself to successful people if you want to create paralysis.)

In thinking about my past life, I decided I fell far short of my dreams. I was clueless about what I wanted for my future life. That’s not exactly true. I knew exactly what I wanted but I was terrified I would fail.

After listening to Linklater, I decided to think of my future as a movie. I’ve heard it takes 2-3 years to make one. Rather than plotting out the rest of my life, I’d focus on that short period of time. What would my next movie be?

I began by reviewing what I’d done so far.

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One comment

  1. Thank you so much, Rachel. I’m honored to be on your blog!

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