Step into the fear.
Let fear guide you.
It's usually the thing we fear doing the most that we must do.
If you know it's "right" then act!
We all fear.
Courage is not a lack of fear, but despite the fear.
But I DECIDED, "Fuck it! We'll do it live!"
I did those things despite the fear because they aligned with my goals and values.
I regret, so to speak, not approaching that girl I had a crush on in high school, or not joining the volleyball team because I didn't know anyone on it. I knew that those things were "right" for me, but I let fear stop me.
Let fear guide you!
Actively do things you're afraid of on a regular basis to build your comfort zone & confidence.
Freedom is when you don't let fear control you.
I regularly fear my startup failing, but I won't obsess over the negative by redirecting my thoughts to the positive. Optimism makes me feel better and work harder.
Be the captain of your own ship, moving toward your goals, in alignment with your values, even when the winds are strong, the ocean is rough, and there are sharks at bay (okay maybe in that case get the f*ck out of there).
But conquering your fear makes for a better story!