In Spite of Fear


Fear kills your potential it be who you are and who you can become. The trick is to acknowledge it—and then let it go. Blocking out fear never works. You’re just closing the door. You know it’s still behind the door, lurking. But if you open the door and greet it, you’ve made an appropriate acquaintance with that emotion: Hi, I know you’re there, but, no, you can’t come in right now.

~Apolo Ohno




This quote reminds us that everyone feels fear. Everyone is unsure and has to figure out what to do in spite of their uncertainty.


There’s nothing wrong with you if you feel fear. You aren’t “less than” if you are nervous and anxious. Successful and unsuccessful people are alike in that they both become frightened from time-to-time, complete with teeth chattering and knees knocking. The difference is that successful people manage to move forward, even just a teensy tiny bit. Unsuccessful people shiver and shake and that’s it.



Your homework today is to join the ranks of those who are successful by finding a small step that you can take today. Break it into a teeny tiny piece and then take that step!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


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