“The most secret, sacred wish that lies deep down at the bottom of your heart, the wonderful thing that you hardly dare to look at, or to think about —the thing that you would rather die than have anyone else know of, because it seems to be so far beyond anything that you are, or have at the present time, that you fear that you would be cruelly ridiculed if the mere thought of it were known — that is just the very thing, that [you should do.]“[*]
Your Heart’s Desire is a short essay by Emmet Fox. The precedent quote is from this essay.
This quote means that we should do the thing that we fear most, and this activity will be the centerpiece of our future success.
For example, if public speaking is your fear, then this is precisely the activity you should master and perform, and chances are that public speaking will accelerate your success exponentially.
The human psyche and the universe seem to respond amazingly well to bold action; especially, action that challenges old paradigms, belief systems, and fears. Contrary to conventional expectations, results from this type of action can be nearly instantaneous.
[*] Fox, Emmet. Your Heart’s Desire. Retrieved on 11/25/09 from www.spiritinexpression.com.