Passion vs Fears: Taking action toward your happiness and fulfilment

Dayne Barkley
3 min readMar 28, 2017


The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.

Steve Jobs

Are you pursuing your passion and dreams right now? Or are your choices and career dictated by money and fears? So many out there talk about their dreams and what they are going to do, but so little ever act. So many settle for a comfortable job and paycheck, but never truly find happiness and fulfilment. There are billionaires out there completely miserable and at the same time people living in poverty that live each day fully with gratitude. Will you let your fears hold you back from a life of passion and purpose?


No human is immune to fear. We all have a prefrontal cortex so we all have the ability to conjure up false expectations in all areas of our lives. Some build the courage to push through their fears. Others will become inert and crippled by their fears. They will always be there, especially when venturing into an unknown territory, be it a new career path, health regimen or relationship.

Launching my own business I had a bucket of fears pouring down all over me constantly and I’d make up every excuse under the sun not to do what I needed to do, simply out of fear. Fear of failure, fear of being judged, fear of success. I continue to push through some of my deep rooted subconscious fears and beliefs and can tell you from experience thus far I have found that the strongest antidote to fear is ACTION. Having an accountability partner or coach to simply help you get out of your own way and just take action. In reality it’s never really as bad as it is in your head.


Do you want to look back on your life and regret the risks you never took? Whether you’re working a 9–5 job you hate and living for the weekend, so you can buy things you don’t really need in order to impress people you don’t really like. You only get one shot at this. Dive right in! Hustle for your dinner! Discover your passion. I nor any famous self help guru can tell you what that is, only YOU have the power to find that out for YOURSELF. Constantly experiment with your interests, take risks, be willing to sacrifice certain pleasures in order for something greater and more meaningful. For so many out there including myself, money and instant gratification can blind that. Settling for a job that pays decent money can very much come with the sacrifice of truly living a fulfilled and happy life.

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream

Paulo Coelho

YOU WILL NEVER FEEL READY ( me it’ll catch on)

Personally this has been the hardest lesson for me. You may be waiting for the right time to launch something, saving up the right amount of money or waiting until January 1st next year to start your health goals. The fact of the matter is, you will never feel completely ready! No matter your age or your current life circumstance, the right time to take action is NOW! It doesn’t have to be big bold moves like quitting your job, moving overseas (although sometimes it can be) simply taking small consistent steps in the right direction toward your goals and passion. The trick is you have to get started today!

Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good


What is it in your life that you have been putting off?

What value can you offer the world in this one chance you get?


Take action on your health today! If you need that extra support and guidance toward your goals, head on over to and schedule a FREE initial consultation call and we can see if coaching may be a good fit for you.