The only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to do it...apparently

Starting your own business is petrifying...and I mean really petrifying. Even more so when it's something you truly love, something that takes a personal piece of you and leaves you vulnerable to the outside world.

Fear has stopped me from doing so many things in my life but equally it's driven me to do so many others.

It's strange, but sometime's I feel lucky that I've faced such unimaginable loss in the death of my brother. Of course, I would give anything to have him back, but he isn't coming back. And if I hadn't experienced the heart-wrenching loss his death brought I wouldn't have something so devastating to put all the other worries in my life into perspective. I wouldn't have the realisation that life is really bloody short and we spend too much of it placing importance on things that don't really matter. And I wouldn't have had the courage to follow my heart, face the fear, and kick-start Ginger and Fraggle.

Fear stops us from following our dreams. We have bills to pay and people to support. We have responsibilities. We have a job to do. And, as I said, it is terrifying to commit yourself to something you truly love and pursue it. Because what if something you really believe in, something you love, just doesn't work?

And that's how I feel right now. What if this doesn't work? But, b*gger me, if I don't try, how will I ever know? The fear's never going to go away so what's the point in letting it stop me?

The more you push yourself, the more things you find to learn, the more fear of the unknown you have to face. Fear's a little b*stard like that.

So I guess we just have to accept it as a companion on our journey and just do it anyway. Come along for the ride then fear, but keep it down.