What do you feel like doing? What are you afraid to do?
These seem like two very different questions: what we want to do and what we are afraid to do.
No one needs to push you too hard to do what you want. If you’re a normal person, you probably have a strong drive to fulfill your desires. If you feel like doing something, it’s probably also important for you to do it.
But it’s interesting that it might be just as important for us to do those things that we’re afraid to do. In fact, for many people, being able to do something they were afraid of can be a much greater accomplishment than doing something they’ve always wanted to do.
In other words, overcoming our fears can be far more satisfying than fulfilling our desires.
Very often, too, a fear is just a wish in disguise. Like when you say: “I’m afraid of leaving my job and setting up my own business” or “I’m afraid of investing in the Stock Market” or “I’m afraid of trying to immigrate to another country”.
I wish that in the year 2023 we all have the courage to face our fears and the willingness to fulfill our desires.