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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
-- Robert Frost


Saturday, January 10, 1998

The strength of fear

Life is too precious to let fear hold you back. The purpose of fear is to prepare you, not to stop you. Fear will heighten your senses, focus your mind, sharpen your judgment and boost your energy level. It gets you in condition to meet challenges.

Feel your fear, take strength from it, and move forward with the power it gives you. In your fear of failure, are the tools for success. In your fear of humiliation, is the energy to eloquently express yourself. In your fear of rejection, you’ll find the energy to persevere. But only if you refuse to be stopped by fear.

Fear will often help you to make positive changes in your approach. Yet your fear is wasted if you let it stop you completely. Use your fear to run faster and smarter, not to run away.

— Ralph Marston

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