Courage is mastery of fear

Mark Twain  “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear”

F.D. Roosevelt: ” The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”

The emotion of fear, rather than the reality of  what we fear, is what causes us anxiety, stress and unhappiness. Fear is, and always has been, the greatest enemy of mankind.

When you develop the habit of courage and unshakeable self-confidence, a whole new world of possibilities opens up for you. Just imagine-what would you dare to dream or be or do if you weren’t afraid of anything in the whole world.

We need to constantly face and overcome our fears to build up the kind of courage that will enable us to deal with the inevitable ups and downs of life unafraid.Our fears can paralyze us, keeping us from taking constructive action in the direction of our dreams and goals.

Action steps

Begin your list of fears by writing down everything, major and minor, that causes fear, stress, or anxiety. Think about the parts of your work or personal life where your fears might be holding you back or forcing you to stay in a job or relationship in which you are not happy. Once you have written down your fears, arrange them in order of importance, and then pick them apart one by one.