"Anything I've ever done
that ultimately was worthwhile...
initiallly scared me to death."
I have to come clean with you. Longarming is hysterically fun, sometimes makes me cry happy tears, but still scares the life out of me everytime I start.
We don't have much time in our day for t.v. here, and watch about one show an evening on Netflix before we're both asleep. Right now we're keen on "Grey's Anatomy." I typically do not like hospital shows, but there was an element with the show that hooked me from the start.
The surgical interns have never done many procedures on their own, and it highlights the fear and anxiety they face in those critical moments. Sometimes it's life and death, and other times it's just fear of screwing it up. Can I shout, "I get that!" I'm scared I'm going to kill a quilt with my longarm! Mine own I can deal with, but what if it's someone else's?
I propose I'm not alone. Fear holds us back from doing things out of our comfort zone. I watch those actor/interns get through it, and realize other people deal with fear on a much greater level. It doesn't make it easier, but I'm not alone. Whether you're a surgeon, a great artist, or world class athlete, anyone who does great things starts at the beginning. They're not born with perfect skills, but they push themselves to take risks.
I'm a controlled risk taker. I try not to do stupid things, but I don't always come out unscathed. The biggest thing I'm learning is I'm always going to 'feel' fear, but not to allow it to stop me from continuing. Maybe fear is that thing that keeps us safe, and it's going against human nature to ignore it? We need to allow it to keep us humble, but not immobile.
I believe the adreneline high of success is worth the intial surge of fear. The more we feel it, the more we understand its transparency. It becomes less of our roadblock, and more of a vapor we have to walk through.
Does fear stop you? Do you have a good way to deal with it? I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like to hear how you manage it. Please share with us.
Creative Space Tag
CST is back, and Kate at Life in Pieces is our hostess this week. Past posts of Creative Space Tag can be found in the header here, and information about participating also. We'd love to see wherever you work, and find your inspiration. Thank you, Kate!
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