The danger may be real, but fear is a choice


They say that F-E-A-R has two meanings: “Forget Everything And Run” or “Face Everything And Rise”.

Chapter 3 of Inner Leadership teaches us to see challenges as opportunities.

It reminds us that doing up our shirt buttons was once a challenge; driving a car was once a challenge; running our first meeting was once a challenge. A challenge is just a word for a situation we haven’t learned to handle yet. Even rescuing people from a burning building doesn’t have to be a challenge if we have done it before or practiced enough.

The danger may be real, but fear is a choice. Fear, as my children once told me, is “False Evidence Appearing Real”.

What we call a “challenge” is actually an opportunity to learn something new. And as Chapter 3 will show, once you know where to look, there are always ten possible opportunities in any situation.

This is the third step on the journey to Inner Leadership.

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