There’s never actually a moment in your life when you can say, in all sincerity, that you are completely confident. It’s true that fears fade away with time but will never disappear, they will still accompany you for the rest of your life. For not a day goes by in life without learning something or fighting our fears.
The famous actress Carrie Fisher, who passed away in 2016, spoke words of true wisdom that will make you repel the fear of rejection once and for all.
“Stay afraid but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually, the confidence will follow.”
It’s ok to be afraid and we may as well act like that for the rest of our days. What’s truly important is how we take advantage of our fears for they can drive us to make magnificent things.
Going through life and growing stronger entails other fears, different ones, but what can you do? Wait until you feel confident? That day may never come, there’s no time for wasting any more.
Step by step, you’ll get rid of these fears but you have to no longer wait until you make the next step.
Stop waiting for the moment when you will be confident to take action, you should start now.
Chances are you will never feel confident, it’s like seeking for perfection, that’s more or less, a fool’s paradise. As Salvador Dali put it:
“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.”
The late Carrie Fisher, who played the daughter of Darth Vader in the Star Wars series, Princess Leia, had these powerful words to address the fears that block us from reaching our potential.