"You don't have to be fearless to face your fears. You may have heard of the book title, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. This is what it means to employ courage and often it is a sign that you are aware of the risks and yet decided the risks of going for it looked better than the risks of settling (and not going for it). If you feel fear, be not afraid... for courage is also powerful." - Mike Klingler (his facebook status update today)
OWL Assignment: Before this week is over, pick something that you are afraid to do...and do it anyway. If you get into the habit of regularly identifying your fears and rising above them, you will have mastered the process of constantly creating a truly wonderful and powerful way of life. Think about how few people there are in the world who will even admit their fears to themselves, let alone face them. Decide to be a different. Step away from the masses. It can be scary at first, but if you keep the ball rolling you can start making a game out of facing your fears. Soon you will be viewing your fears in the proper perspective - instead of seeing what you fear as a signal for you to run away in the other direction (as the majority behaves), you will see it as a signal for you to take a specific action or learn a new skill. You will see your fear as the portal into a better life and a better you.