Big wave surfer Laird Hamilton is known for saying…

“Fear is the most common emotion in my life. I’ve been afraid for so long — well, honestly, I can’t ever remember not being afraid. It’s what you choose to do with that fear that makes all the difference.”

What does this have to do with writing or the creative spirit?

It has to do with life.

The sooner you can embrace the concept of getting comfortable with the idea of being uncomfortable, the more you’ll do.

They used to call it embracing the fear.

I would calling it something simpler: Do the thing.

You’re afraid of it until you do it, then you’ll wonder what all the tension was.

Now go do something you’re uncomfortable with, and fire it up.

J

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