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Thorough preparation makes its own luck.
-- Joe Poyer
 

 

Wednesday, January 10, 2001

Where is fear?

You cannot go to the store and purchase fear. You cannot dig it out of the ground. It cannot be manufactured in a factory or synthesized in a laboratory. It is not hidden high in the mountains or in the depths of the ocean.

Fear exists only in your mind. Your fear is all yours. It needs nothing other than you to exist. It depends entirely on you in order to wield its influence.

Your fear is yours to do with as you please. You can toss it out, though that might be foolish. You can cower under its domination, though that would be an even bigger mistake.

You’ve made your fear, so use it to move you forward. Let it prepare you. Let it warn you. Let it energize you. Let it protect you. It’s good at all those things. Don’t let it stop you. What good would that be?

Do you have fear? Good, make the most of it. It is yours and it is there for you. Use the good things it has to offer. And move positively forward.

— Ralph Marston

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