"I'm learning not to shy away from experiences I want just because I'm afraid of failure and criticism. And I now know when to remove myself from situations that chip away at my spirit and slowly destroy me. I've realized it's all about balance and breathing in a bit of fresh air."
One of the biggest challenges for many creative leaders is coping with fear: the fear of failure, the fear of success or the fear of criticism. This fear can actually paralyze the artist within and prevent the production of creative work. Overcoming this fear takes courage, faith and belief in oneself. Overcoming this fear can take years. Even successfully published writers and artists can be paralyzed by fear. Some turn to alcohol or drugs to take off the edge — to hide the anxiety. Others withdraw and hide.
This fear can chip away at the spirit and slowly destroy a person. A creative leader must learn to overcome his anxiety and fear. He must find a way through the wall that threatens his creativity. He must learn balance and the ability to breathe fresh air.
What fears are holding you back — keeping you from producing your best work? What are you doing to find a way through the fear? How are you finding balance and faith in your life?