Bloggers, what is your deepest fear?

April 16, 2006 – 1:27 pm

by Darren

If you’ve ever seen the movie “Coach Carter”, you’ll be familiar with the phrase: “What is your deepest fear?”.

Coach Carter asked this of his players until one player found the entire quotation from Marianne Williamson:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.’ …..

We are all meant to shine, as children do…. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we subconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

To apply the same concept to blogging, we realize that blogger’s deepest fear must be to not be noticed by anyone. To blog is to have a voice. For that voice to not be heard must be an affront to good bloggers everywhere. Coach Carter taught his players that in order to not realize their deepest fear, they would have to work at a pace that was much more excelerated than their counterparts. Looking at his roster, he could see that his team wasn’t comprised of superstars. And unless you’re a superstar blogger, blessed with a deep-seated talent that is instantly recognizable, you too will be in the same position as Coach Carter’s players: forced to run wind sprints until you’re literally just able to overpower your opponents?

How can you overpower your opponents while blogging? Simple. You blog with a sincerity that matches your desire to succeed. As you do, other bloggers will become winded and tired. Their weary hands will be unable to keep up with the onslaught of words from your keyboard. People tire out all the time. Many leave the blogosphere because they didn’t make the money they thought would. Others simply burnout. If your deepest fear is that you won’t succeed, you almost always will have the energy to persist until you do.

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