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I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
-- Booker T. Washington


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Get past the fear

What if you gave yourself permission to no longer fear whatever you fear? What if, instead of blindly fearing it, you learned more about it, and sought to understand it and even to positively respond to it?

Fear gets your attention by being overly dramatic. Whatever you fear is not so bad as your fear has made it out to be.

Fear is useful in the short term because it can prepare you and spur quick action. Yet over time, fear builds walls that imprison you and alienate you.

Listen to the fear, but don’t let it become a permanent part of you. Learn from the fear, draw energy from it, and then get yourself past it.

Get past the fear, then summon your newfound courage to accept, to understand and to make something good out of the situation. Instead of letting the fear drain you, allow the positive possibilities to empower you.

You are strong, smart, capable and motivated to make a positive difference. Get past the fear, and do all the good things you know you can do.

— Ralph Marston

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