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In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Friday, March 23, 2007

The other side of fear

Most of your fears would disappear if you would simply decide to walk right up to them. Fear has only the power that you give it.

Your fears can intimidate you or they can illuminate you. The choice is entirely up to you.

Your fears can stop you or they can prepare you. And you get to decide which it will be.

Listen to each fear just long enough to absorb the useful and reasonable information it may contain. Then realize that once that is done, it is time to move on beyond the fear.

On the other side of fear, there is value, there is accomplishment, there is fulfillment. See fear as the gateway that it is, and make the choice to carefully and persistently go through it.

Allow the fear to prepare you well, then move on past it. And be amazed at the great things you can do.

— Ralph Marston

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