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The Power of Being Fearless and Unattached

Fear is the creative’s worst enemy, which is why it comes up in a lot of our discussions here at Design.org. We’ve talked about insecurity and fear, reframing your fears, childhood fears, and how fear only exists in the mind—and that’s only the beginning. But today, I want to talk about fear from a slightly […]

Insecurity and Fear

Learning to feel, describe, and respond to our emotions isn’t as easy as it sounds. It can be difficult for some people to even be aware of their emotions, much less be willing to face them and get to the bottom of them. This is especially true for negative feelings like insecurity and fear. These […]

Fake It Till You Make It

We’ve all heard the advice: fake it till you make it. The idea behind this adage is that pretending to think, feel, or act a certain way will cause you to actually think, feel, or act that way.  It seems impossibly simple, in a “too-good-to-be-true” way. Could pretending, essentially, create a new reality? The short […]

How to Reframe Your Fears

Of all the things that can hold you back from “creating happy” in your life, fear is the biggest one. Your fears, and how you handle them, can make all the difference in how you see and interact with the world. Your fears work against you: because of them, you might put off getting started, […]

Releasing Yourself from Childhood Fears

Childhood can be a truly scary time. And while getting over some childhood fears is just a matter of age and maturity (I’ve yet to meet an adult who’s afraid of slimy, one-eyed monsters in the closet), there are some childhood fears that stubbornly stick around well into adulthood. Releasing yourself from those childhood fears, […]

Fear Only Exists in the Mind

At Design.org, we talk a lot about the reality of fear. We believe in fear. We believe in acknowledging and rejecting your fear in order to demonstrate courage. And we believe that by learning to control your thoughts, you’ll be better equipped to control and conquer your fears.  Today, I want to zero in on […]

Overcoming Fears Through Creative Risk Taking

Creativity is hard. It can also be scary. And taking creative risks is even scarier. But what if I told you that those very risks are the things that could help you break free from fear and live a happier, more creative life? Overcoming fears through creative risk taking isn’t something most creatives consider, but […]

Courage: Choosing to Acknowledge Fear

Many of us think of courage as the opposite of fear. When we have courage we don’t have fear, and vice versa. The two do not, and cannot, coexist. The problem with that line of thinking comes with real-life experience. When you try to reconcile the ideas of courage and fear in the real world, […]