Thursday, October 11, 2012

More Important Than Fear

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear ~ Ambrose Redmoon

I used to be a bit of a wallflower at social functions, I still tend to be.  But when I was selling Tupperware and I needed to ask people to date a party or if they wanted to sell Tupperware, my goal of building a business superseded that fear of talking to strangers.

When I was writing my first novel, my fear of failure was superseded by my determination to finish the project.  Now that the novel is written, my fear of rejection and ridicule is being superseded by my goal to get published.

If you are committed to your goals and vision, your need to accomplish those goals should always feed your courage to work through the rough patches and difficult tasks (the nightmares I talked about on Tuesday).

How have you been courageous lately?


  1. Your blog rings true: introverted people(like Bill Gates) must have an interest to push forward in the world (see: "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" by Susan Cain, a non-fiction best seller of last year). Also one's personality is always influenced by one's peer or social group. (see: "The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do" by Judith Rich Harris)