“You’re afraid you have no talent.
You’re afraid you’ll be rejected or criticized or ridiculed or misunderstood or — worst of all — ignored.
You’re afraid you won’t be taken seriously.
You’re afraid your dreams are embarrassing.
You’re afraid of upsetting your family with what you may reveal.
You’re afraid of what your peers and coworkers will say if you express your personal truth aloud.
You’re afraid your best work is behind you.
You’re afraid you never had any best work to begin with.
You’re afraid you’re too old to start.
You’re afraid you’re too young to start.
You’re afraid because something went well in your life once, so obviously nothing can ever go well again.
You’re afraid because nothing has ever gone well in your life, so why bother trying?”
Those words from Elizabeth Gilbert’s wonderful book “Big Magic” express most of our fears.
The truth is, we’ve all got them!
Even people that you look up to.
And even people who seem to have their sh*t together.
Everyone has fears.
If we lived in a world without fears then life would be boring.
Because our fears make us brave.
Our fears make us great.
And in order to be great, we have to learn to live with our fears.
We have to acknowledge them; realize where they come from and why they’re trying to stop us and then we have to act.
Surely, we might fail.
Or we might get hurt.
But if we let fear stop us from doing things and essentially live our life, then we wouldn’t ever be able to truly be ourselves or even live the life that was meant for us.
And that would be a waste.
A waste of your authentic self and a waste of your life.
So do not let fear bully you into not being yourself.
Don’t let your life be wasted by fear.
A life lived with thousands of failures is better than a life not lived at all.
L’Artiste Mag, is a magazine dedicated to all the dreamers, doers, creatives, weirdos, lovers and overall incredible human beings. The goal of this magazine is to awaken your long asleep authentic self and to be able to permanently work/live with it and experience life like you used to experience it when you were a kid, with big eyes full of wonder, joy, fun, creativity and authenticity.