I'm working on writing a children's theatre production for summer camps. As is the case with the beginning of any creative process for me, its been hard. I'm sitting in the middle of a pile of ideas with no anchor. They float in and out of my mind and I fail to grab any of them for fear they are not good enough.
Not good enough.
Next to my pile of ideas is my pile of insecurities. Insecurity robs the joy of process and makes it feel like a chore. That pile tends to sit still for me until I try to produce something personal at which point it starts to talk. Fear of failure talk. Not helpful.
Have you been there? Fear of failure trying to direct the traffic of your life?
I recently heard a well-known power evangelist say, "If anyone tells you that stepping out to share Jesus with a total stranger doesn't make them nervous anymore, they're lying." He went on to say that it may become less foreign, but it always requires courage.
I remind myself today that courage is not the absence of fear, but it is acting in spite of it.
Acting in spite of it.
Katie Luse is a speaker and writer who is passionate about navigating life with eyes on a hunt for beauty.