Courage

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Read somewhere that courage is not the absence of fear.

Courage is to act in spite of fear.

There are two kinds of fear – real and imaginary.

Real fear is those that could bring bodily harm, or even death. Fear like fear of falling, fear of facing a lion face-to-face, fear of facing a knife-welding robber.

Imaginary fear is those that is concocted in our mind. Fear like fear of public speaking, fear of asking the girl out, fear of chihuahua biting our legs.

Whether it is real or imaginary fear, there is a way to face it.

To face it and be courageous.

The remedy is just one – to take action.

Take action in spite of fear.

Speak in spite of fear.

Ask the gal out in spite of fear.

Smile at the dog in spite of fear.

When you confront fear face-to-face, it is liberating. There is this sense of freedom. That you could take on the world.

It is easier said than done.

I truly agree. I have fears of my own.

Too many to count with my fingers and toes.

Yet, the only way to confront them, to free yourself, is to take action.

Once you have taken the first step, the subsequent ones would be easier to swallow.

Once you have taken the first step, the momentum would make it easier to follow through.

Once you have taken the first step, you would be guided by experience on how to continue on.

Just act.

Take action. Now.

Without delay.

What is your one (imaginary) fear that you can take action right now to subdue it? Keeping in mind that safety is always a top priority in whatever it is that you are pursuing.

 

Meng

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