Fear is an Indicator. Fear Tells Us What we have to do

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This saying was first brought to my attention after reading the book, War of Art by Steven Pressfield. In this book, Pressfield describes fear as a form of resistance. He uses fear to explain how our own minds try holding us back from doing the things we know we have to do. Here is the whole excerpt:

“Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember our rule of thumb: The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it. Resistance is experienced as fear; the degree of fear equates to the strength of Resistance. Therefore the more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be that that enterprise is important to us and to the growth of our soul. That’s why we…

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