“The amateur believes he must first overcome his fear; then he can do his work. The professional knows that fear can never be overcome. He knows that there is no such thing as a fearless warrior or a dread-free artist.
“What Henry Fonda does, after puking in the toilet in his dressing room, is to clean up and march out onstage. He’s still terrified but he forces himself forward in spite of his terror. He knows that once he gets out into the action, his fear will recede and he will be okay.”-Steven Pressfield The War of Art
Henry Fonda was a famous actor…yet he vomited every time before a performance. We all have our own form of this, some of it only in the mind. When we decide to behave and proceed as a pro would, the work we do becomes easy. We just do it and the fear pulls back. When the fear pulls back, the fruit comes forward and is ours for the taking.
Realize this; the ultimate fear is of failing. When we give in to the fear and stay still we guarantee the thing we fear…for we then fail. When we act, we win. We triumph just for taking the action. Then we win the gains of personal growth. Then we win the gains of achieving our goals. Be a pro.