VanGogh and Fear

I was thinking about the fears that stand in my way, when a quote from Vincent VanGogh came to mind. “If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”

Clearly, even VanGogh had a voice that tried to convince him he had no talent. It said so, in no uncertain terms. Thankfully he had another voice; probably quieter, smaller, but insistent that said, “Paint.” And by listening to this instead, he found the best way to silence the voice of doubt. So, I wondered…. what if I did the same thing VanGogh did? What if I did the opposite of what fear said? Here’s what I came up with, posted near my desk as a reminder. (Click on the photo.) I’m not a painter, but I can take this wisdom to heart and apply it to my own versions of fear and doubt. I’m so excited to respond to the voice of fear another way; as a challenge to do the opposite!
What would your reminder look like? I encourage you to find out! I’d love to hear what you discover.

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