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.