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The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
-- Nathaniel Branden
 

 

Friday, March 14, 1997

Courage

Courage is doing what
you’re afraid to do.
There can be no courage
unless you’re scared.
-- Eddie Rickenbacker

Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is the ability to overcome fear and take action. Courage is the ability to feel the fear and do it anyway.

The best way to deal with fear is to confront it -- to do the thing that you fear. More often than not, the fear is worse than the thing that is feared. And fear can make you very resourceful. It heightens the senses. It provides the energy you need to confront whatever it is you fear. When you decide to use your fear, rather than fear it, it becomes very useful.

Have the courage to ask what you want from life, and to take the actions that will bring it to you. Find a reason to act, that is greater than your fear. Realize that fear is natural and useful. Use the energy it provides to do what needs to be done.

— Ralph Marston

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