Feel The ______ And Do It Anyway

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One of the best pieces of advice Seth Godin ever gave to us was to “feel the fear and do it anyway”…

“It” being whatever it is you need to do, but are afraid to do.

Fear can be a proxy for any emotion that isn’t helping you on your path to accomplishing your goals…

Jocko Willink has offered the same advice. He says feelings and emotions shouldn’t get a vote…

In both cases, the secret to accomplishing this is discipline.

Feel the blank and do it anyway

I think it’s easy for these perspectives to be misinterpreted as unrealistic or impractical advice coming from superhumans who are able to turn off their emotions…

In reality, the beauty is that these two real people have learned to focus their discipline on meaningful work…

Not spread their work across many disciplines that, together, appear undisciplined.

Part of the payoff of discipline and execution is saying no to things that may make you appear to be a wandering generality… As opposed to a meaningful specific.