Have you seen the martian?
Yes, the movie.
Not a real martian… (Shucks!)
Author of the book, Andy Weir was interviewed by CBS recently. He pulled back the curtain on his struggles with anxiety and fear:
“I’m afraid of flying. So, yeah I’m here in New York and I live in California. I have to take meds and stuff just to fly out here. I have a general problem with anxiety and have for most of my life and I spend most of my life just thinking ‘Well, I’m broken and there’s nothing I can do about that’.”
On one hand, it breaks my heart to hear this. I know the pain he’s describing. The debilitating fear that impinges on your freedom... that controls life… that holds back the real you.
On the other hand, I’m also inspired by him.
Because he did NOT let his fear stop him from his mission.
That’s not the case for everybody.
So many give up on their dreams… jobs… careers… even relationships… because of anxiety and fear.
I don’t’ blame them.
I truly believe we all do the best with the resources we have.
That’s why I feel so strongly about helping people with these same struggles.
Because I know anxiety is NOT who someone is.
People are MUCH more.
And it’s one of my greatest joys to show people this.
More importantly, for them to see it for themselves…