Relative to the grand scheme of things, your life span could be compared to lighting a candle and immediately blowing it out. In other words, life is short – very short. Missing out out on any of the joys life offers is a tragedy.
If your life is being controlled by your fears, you are most certainly cheating yourself.
Courage is the mental muscle that conquers fear. Like all muscles, the more you use them, the stronger they become. Courage is not something you are born with; it must be developed. Individuals who fail to develop courage remain confined in a mental prison and face each day as mental lightweights.
It has been said if you face the things you fear, then the fear leaves you.
For years I believed that courageous individuals had no fear. I was wrong. Eddie Richenbacher put it very well when he said, “There is no courage without fear.” We all have fear, however, not everyone becomes subservient to their fears.
It's likely that there is something you have wanted to do for years – move to another city, start your own business, apply for better positions, or go after the big account. Whatever it is you should do it. Remember, life is not a practice run. This is it. A little courage leads to more.
Observe those poor souls who are without courage. They are merely tiptoeing through life hoping they make it safely to death.
You and I were never meant to live that way. Learn to live the way you like by no longer living as you dislike. Forge into the remainder of your day with an abundance of courage. That's living!