On Bravery and Overcoming Doubt (and the Haters)

I recently came across a quote, and I am not sure of the source, but it really struck a chord.

“Bravery is not the absence of fear. Bravery is feeling the fear, the doubt, the insecurity, and deciding that something else is more important.”

This quote is everything for me lately (I mean, we even bought an RV called the Winnebago Brave). So many people have told me how brave I am for leaving the comfort of a secure job and guaranteed paycheck for a dream. A dream to build a company that inspires and empowers. A dream to be more and do more. A dream to live my life in a way that is authentic and fulfilling. ⁣

And while I believe so whole-heartedly that The Remarkable Golden will be a huge success (and that some day in the near future I will meet Ellen DeGeneres), I am not without fears or doubts or insecurity. I feel all those things acutely, but I chose to let my dreams be bigger and more powerful. To drive me every day to work harder. And its leading me to big and great things I could have never imagined. ⁣

I think that sometimes we let our fears immobilize us. We let perfectionism cost us great opportunities. We let our great ideas die in our head. We see other people doing great things that we are afraid to do. But bravery, the kind where you don’t let your insecurity get in the way being who you are meant to be or you doubt be stronger than your dreams, will lead you to your best and true potential. At least that’s what I'm telling myself lately, and I think its working! ⁣