I’ve blogged before about what Seth has taught me about fear and abandoning the fear narrative.
After recently diving head first into a few new projects, Seth’s post was exactly what I needed to read.
The post made me realize that, unlike I have been brought up to believe, I don’t have to have everything planned before taking a leap.
“Reckless abandon (is neither.) It’s not reckless, because when we leap, when we dive in, when we begin, only begin, we bring our true nature to the project, we make it personal and urgent,” says Seth.
Making my projects personal and urgent is exactly what I’ve been doing.
I’ve been spending a lot of my spare time thinking creatively about these projects and applying a sense of urgency and excitement to the work.
“And it’s not abandon, not in the sense that we’ve abandoned our senses or our responsibility. In fact, abandoning the fear of fear that is holding us back is the single best way not to abandon the work, the pure execution of the work,” Seth says.
Seth made me realize that abandoning the fear is what’s most important right now.
When the work is still new and fresh, fear can creep in and mess it all up. Fear clouds your mind and makes you over think and/or second guess.
By abandoning the narrative, I am able to jump in with confidence and bravery.
“Later, there’s time to back pedal and water down. But right now, reckless please,” says Seth.
The important thing is sticking with the momentum when it’s there.
You have to notice it and flow with it, because there will always be time to back pedal later. The over thinking, the planning, the worrying – it’ll all be available to indulge in later.
For now, be passionate; be excited; be reckless.