Comments: In what areas of your life does your fear parade around as rational hesitation? When my daughter was little she used to press her little feet against the sides of the slide at the playground so she could carefully control her speed. We called it sliding with the brakes on. Although we cheered her on to put her legs in the middle and enjoy the ride, sliding with the brakes on is something we all do in some area of our life. I do it here. Holding back with some sort of rationalization that maybe people won’t like it, it’s not very good, the timing is off, etc. Where in your life do you lack commitment? Are you going down the slide with the brakes on?
"The irony of commitment is that it's deeply liberating -- in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around like rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life."
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