As leaders, we face so many obstacles. Sure, there are always going to be opposing forces that stand between us and our goals. That’s inevitable. I believe that the greater the goal, the greater the adversity. But before we can even get ourselves into the position to clear these hurdles, we must first remove our own fear.
I released a single earlier this year entitled “Walk.” This song explores how fear can creep into our lives. Personally, this song evokes distinct and plaintive regret. I explore the “what if” and the “if only” we all have tortured ourselves with from time to time. And with what do these agonizing questions directly correspond?
Fear can be many things to many people. Fear is ultimately an illusion, yes? It can also be a motivator, a weapon, or a cage. It’s amazing to me how our brains and bodies are hardwired to react to the smallest of threats with such biological force. Our hearts race, adrenaline rushes through our veins, we stand ready for the enemy.
But is the enemy ourselves?
Daniel Gardner, author of The Science of Fear, explains, “We are the healthiest, wealthiest, and longest-lived people in history. And we are increasingly afraid. This is one of the great paradoxes of our time.” So what is fear to you? Does it cripple or propel you and your productivity?
My song “Walk” is a cry out to overcome the illusion of fear, to “take a dive.” Fear is the absence of faith. Can we take that leap and jump out of the cages we’ve created for ourselves?
I’d like to think so.
Dive in! Here is my music video for "Walk."
Want to hear more of Dom's music? Take a look at Born to Run and enjoy.