Fear

Whenever I am about to start something new, there’s always fear. A good kind of fear that I’ve learned to accept.

Fear is usually seen as a negative emotion but the truth is, having this kind of fear can be a good thing.

One, it means that you’re reaching, stretching beyond what you think are your limits. Stepping out of one’s comfort zone and into the realm of the unfamiliar is scary.

Two, this fear inspires preparation. It’s a good reminder that there are many things that could go wrong. So you anticipate and you prepare for the worst case scenario and all the scenarios in between.

Three, fear keeps you agile. Not everything can be anticipated. So this fear keeps you on your toes, ready to fight or flee, ready to pivot.

Fear is a recognition that something could go wrong. It keeps you aware of your surroundings, aware of your self within those surroundings.

I’ve grown accustomed to this fear. This ba-dum-dum of my heart as we prepare to ship what we’ve made.

I’ve gone through this enough to know that even if I fail, I have the power to turn things around.

Experience this kind of fear enough and slowly, eventually, it evolves into excitement.

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