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Courage and Fear

The thing I’ve learned the last couple of days is that life is full of assumptions.

You just never know what will happen.

Here’s what happened to me. A couple of times this week I needed to say certain things to someone that were very difficult for me. I have a low threshold for conflict (and any type of pain for that matter.) What I needed to say I thought might have caused a conflict or caused the other person to not like me very much. And I was very uneasy.

But I moved past my fear and said them anyway.

It took a lot of courage.

And you know what happened? They didn’t mind. There was no conflict. In fact it was just the opposite. It was a beautiful conversation. Both times. And this was with two different people.

It gave me confidence that I could look fear in the face and say, ‘You’re false!’

That’s what fear stands for, you know: False Evidence Appearing Real (F.E.A.R.) 🙂

No matter how strong we feel it, we must believe that there’s a possibility that whatever bad thing we think might happen, won’t happen. We must question our assumptions.

And it’s all assumptions. We absolutely don’t know the future.

The feeling of fear is real, but it could be based on a false assumption. So we need courage to prove it wrong.

Step aside fear. I’m moving forward.

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