Jon Acuff FearJohnn Acuff Fear
It' simpler to keep the things that are important to you in a calm box in your home than to part them. That is why so many human beings have "dreams at some point".
Now a few short months before the launch of my new Do Over, I am struggling with all the anxieties that come with the release of something. It' available for pre-order and I've been blowed away by the many folks who've already bought it, but there's still fear.
Reconciling the fear of failing with the prospect of repentance
Fear of missin' something is one of the most deadly falsehoods we hear. If this fear arises, I either hid from all possibilities, paralysed that I will say or do the right thing. Or, I say yes to every occasion that goes beyond my sight. It' s certainly better than working harder to see your whole lifetime change in the course of an unforeseen, impertinent one.
It' s certainly better than working harder to see your whole career change in the course of an unforeseen, impertinent one. 23-year-old businessman tells me he has a one-time chance. but it wasn't a once-in-a-lifetime chance.
He' s had 50 years to live. Just think, you had your only unique chance at the age of 23. How will the next five decade-long lives look like if you only remember this one time? Losing the right chance is half the fear we will face and the other is taking the right one.
Anxiety is using this special anti-me action because of a little gal I once knew. Back then swingtanz was all the rage. No. The film of Swinger was out at the moment and the "Big Bad Voodoo Daddies" were huge. You' re not going to believe the second half of that phrase, but it felt like everyone was into swingtanz.
On Wednesday nights I went with my buddies to a place named Five Points for the evening of swimming dance. It starts to ring like the story of a film, a pretty little gal hits a guy from the other side of the street and swingshows them that they're not so different.
She was passionate about starting a do over and lacked the very clear signals that swings were not a good basis for her arsenal. And what if I've followed the Equivalence of swingtanz with my own Iife? So what if speeches, corporate communication, corporate communication, and writing are all the rage at the moment, but will sooner or later go cold?
So what if you can't be more than a full-time writer or full-time swan schoolteacher? When fear is a floodwaves, big and noisy, and temporary very mighty, regrets are a small river that will cut a little bit of a river into your art. But I know fear is silly.
Writing is nothing new. You can be a full-time playwright, just as you can be a full-time Swedish dancing teacher if you both go the same way. That was not an impulsive jump after the writer's first hooter call. The fear is still noisy.
Anxiety is not the same as regrets. Regrets have a much longer durability than fear. Anxiety is a choice animal you are scared of, a daemon of a daemon of a day you are scared of. Regrets are much more a gradual combustion. When fear is a floodwaves, big and noisy, and temporary very mighty, regrets are a small river that will cut a little bit of a river into your art.
Sometimes in my own lifetime, I just can' stand them. Scared or sorry? Are you going to face the fear of today or the regrets of eternity? Are you going to assault your fear of failing, maybe even doom and try again? To clean the sand of your entire existence after a shaft that squashed you but passed you lessons by lessons?
To let this thin line of regrets fade away over the years until it divides your whole lives in half? Fear is my choice. Copyrighted © Jonathan Acuff, 2015.