Quote of the Day – More Important than Fear – April 18 2017
Quote of the day for Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
The first time I dove off the high dive – my heart leapt into my throat. I had completed the dive dozens of times off the one meter board, but adding those extra two meters made it seemed impossible.
I had joined the dive team for a boy, because if you are going to risk pain and humiliation it has to be for a boy. Impressing him and connecting with him was more important than the fear those extra two meters caused.
Fear – that False Evidence Appearing Real – has crept into my life on more occasions than I care to admit. The people around me would tell you I am fearless – but the truth is that I face ear down on a regular basis.
I don’t give fear a place.
Sometimes I don’t even acknowledge it is in the room.
I refuse to hold fear to a level of importance.
I see it there and then I see the possibilities on the other side. I choose to step into the possibilities because I know what they hold is more important than any fear that may try to get in the way.