Monday, August 22, 2011 | By: Taffy

No Fear

Air traffic controllers don't live in a state of fear.
They live in a state of management.
Because management lands planes. Fear doesn't.

I wonder if one of the requirements of air traffic controller is courage. Courage to bring the big planes in safely. Courage to talk down a pilot. Courage to make decisions that affect hundreds of lives.

cour·age

[kur-ij, kuhr-]
–noun
1.
the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.



I believe it's the same for writers. We picked a solitary career, just us and our computer or notebook. It takes courage to allow others to read and criticize our babies. Courage to cut and edit to help the story be even better then send it out to the world.
We can not let fear paralyze us. We must move forward.
Repeat with me.
No fear.
Again.
No fear.

Now go write your story. No fear.

7 comments:

Curmudgeon said...

Hmm. Made me think. I write humor and I'm always making excuses. ie. My blogs just for friends. I could never compete with English majors that have been writing all their lives. There is no market for humor.I don't know how to start. I can go on for days. Lately I've been thinking. I never promote myself even though I think I am funny and I get rave reviews. I don't even know how to promote. I have no money to spend, but I think I'll gear my mind for those possibilities. Thanks for the encouragement.

Taffy said...

It's easier to come up and live with excuses then to show send out writing out into the world.
Everyone LOVES to laugh! And a funny blog goes places. Sometimes it's the first step that's the hardest. GOOD LUCK!

Peggy Eddleman said...

So management is the anti-fear then, right? I am so going to manage my writing life better then.

Jessie Humphries said...

No fear? What can I hold onto then? jk. Yes, we are a courageous bunch!

Anthony Dutson said...

I bought a tin sign at the Cache Cruise-In with a picture of Babe Ruth and one of his famous quotes.

"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way."

When I get an office... it's going on the wall.

Taffy said...

Management is the anti-fear? I like it, Peggy!
Let it go, Jessie, let it go. :)
I've always LOVED that quote, Tony.

Alice said...

I think courage is doing things even when we fear them.