Inspiring Vision: How to Fight a Hydra


"Every time I'm tempted to complain about the difficulty and unfairness of life, I remind myself that I knew it was going to be hard before I left home and that there is no victory without struggle." – Josh Kaufman

Do you ever feel like you are fighting a Hydra? For a bit of background, the Hydra comes to us from an ancient Greek legend, and it refers to a gigantic mystical water serpent-like monster with multiple heads. Anyone attempting to behead the Hydra found that as soon as one head was cut off, two more heads would emerge in its place. I am sure that sounds familiar to anyone navigating the world today. So how can we prepare ourselves for these types of challenges?

Many years ago, one of my coaches gave me a copy of the book, How to Fight a Hydra: Face Your Fears, Pursue Your Ambitions, and Become the Hero You Are Destined to Be by Josh Kaufman. And I absolutely loved it! It is a brilliant short book that explores the uncertainty and fear inherent in facing any ambitious challenge, from starting a new business to completing a work of art. The risks can never be eliminated, but they can be understood, anticipated, and mitigated. Armed with an adventurer's insights into tackling unknown and fearsome challenges, you can tame a project of epic proportions. How to Fight a Hydra is an essential handbook for artists, creative professionals, and entrepreneurs tired of ignoring the call to adventure.

Let's go fight some monsters!


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