I came across the sweet and surreal illustrations by Alessandro Gottardo or Shout this morning and found myself flipping back to his illustrations, particularly this series titled Free Yourself.
In an interview he explained, "It was an illustration for an Italian magazine," he says. "It talked about fear and how to defeat it. In this article, the writer talked about a little girl who was afraid of water, a sort of phobia; the psychologist suggested her to defeat her fear by jumping from a high trampoline. The image on your post is the first in a series of three. In the second image, you see her reaching for the water which reflects her and in the third one, you see the girl embracing her own reflection in the water."
Every day we are faced with risks, risks that are opportunities draped in fear. Often the most rewarding endeavors are those that require tremendous risk. As we face each new light, there is always the possibility to make great things happen with bold decisions that stare fear right in the face and never back down.
I have been on that damn diving board for some time now. It is time to dive in and start swimming. It is time to free myself of the uncertainty and dive in.
Do you have fear that is holding you back? Are you mildly timid to dive into your full potential?
Today pick something that scares you and dive into it head first. Be bold, mindful and passionate. Tell me how it goes.
Have a wonderful day!