Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone

When I talk about fear in this instance I’m not talking skydiving or anything crazy like that…Well not in this post atleast ;).

I’m talking about following your dreams or just simply going for something you’re scared to do. Like maybe entering a competition or writing a novel. In my upcoming novella, “The Misadventures of Melody T.” the main character Melody let’s fear of repeat failure hold her back.

She was relying heavily on her friends for support and encouragement for so long. One day when they were no longer there anymore, she became lost. Scared to persue things by herself and go places alone.

I think sometime we can become so reliant on others that it can stifle our own personal growth a bit. Your friends may not always be available or interested necessarily in somethin you are into.

For example, writing is hard! For so long in my own life I let fear of failure and others opinions hold me back from doing what I loved to do.

I still have to fight that anxiety from time to time but it’s not nearly as bad as it used to be.

Moral of the story is, if you have a passion for something like music, dance, art perhaps a sport get out there and go for it. Whatever, it maybe don’t fear what others think and don’t let you hold you back. Failure is the best lesson and you never really know until you try!

Much love,




Author: Nicole Alicia

Nicole Alicia is a fiction writer and blogger from Kansas City, Missouri.

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