Fear is a reaction; courage is a decision. Winston Churchill.
I haven’t used my quotes book for a while. I was hiding from my truth until my friend reached out to me the other night and brought me back to reality. I did not even realize that I stopped doing the things that I love and was slowly letting fear taking over everything.
We all go through fears at some point. Some decide to rise above them, some, like me, try other paths instead of facing them. Knowing that we are not alone, having someone to connect, having someone reaching out to us, can help us face our fears.
I could not agree more with that quote of Seneca: “We are more often frightened than hurt, and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.”
When my friend reached out, I realized that I was not alone, help was always there, I was able to see clearly. I know that, slowly, I will overcome whatever was holding me as a prisoner.
“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” Henry Ford
I think it’s okay to be scared but we should not let fear stop us. We might need to pause and breathe, but we should always remember that the destination is worth the journey. No matter how scared we are, we must go on.
“Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.” James F. Byrne
“Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“To overcome fear, here’s all you have to do: realize the fear is there and do the action you fear anyway.” Peter McWilliams
If you are reading my post and the quotes I love, I hope you don’t let any fear hold you back because as Franklin D. Roosevelt beautifully said: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
“Fear has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything and Rise.’ The choice is yours.” Zig Ziglar
I have decided to rise above mine today, will you join me?