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“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” – C.S. Lewis

Fear is a natural emotion. When something threatens us, our nervous system kicks into gear, prepared for any dangers we encounter – real or perceived. That’s the good news. But when we are afraid of possible outcomes for actions not yet taken and this fear stops us from pursuing something in our lives, that’s not good news. Fear of failure, fear of judgement, fear of rejection. These can be paralyzing if you let them.

Do you succumb to fear and insecurity OR is it okay for you to be afraid and go ahead anyway?

One Response to “Chapter 72: Be Afraid and Go Ahead Anyway”

  1. Marlene Gudman

    Learn to fail or fail to learn, thanks – Or being in the learning cockpit, where it is ok to make mistakes, as my daughter Sophia (10 years old) made a beautiful drawing about the other day, drawing of her learning cockpit, where it is ok to make mistakes. She also practiced that at her last sport training, where her partner and her didn’t know how to do a drill, it was difficult for them. The other girl became quite annoyed, Sophia then said to her: It is ok to make mistakes, we can learn by our mistakes. The other girl was a bit hesitating at first, but suddenly they got it right and the other girl said, Yes you are right, we learned from our mistakes.

    I am so very grateful for the conversations with my children, I have had the last few months and so grateful to see how they both put it into action on a daily basis.


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