Choose a Different Set of Risks

If you give birth to what is within you, the voices you redeem, will redeem you. If you ignore the voices within you, they will destroy you.

Lately I've been talking to several people about fear; the fear that comes with following your dreams. Fear of failure, fear of negative reviews, fear of close friends or family belittling your creative efforts. Those are only a few of the risks people associate with pursuing creative endeavors.  

But rarely anyone seems to ask themselves what they risk to loose if they DON'T fight for what they're passionate about. What would you stand to loose if you don't even try? Those answers are way scarier to me than the fear of not getting it 100% right.  Focusing on a different set of risks dwarfs my fears of failure. Sometimes it's that simple to change your mind set.