Download: Killer Courage
Some people fear no failure and enjoy adrenaline. Others scare more easily. Fear is nothing more than a series of reactions to what an individual perceives as dangerous.
Courage is what happens when you stand up, stick out your middle finger, and scream “I got this!’; it is when you stare fear right in the eye and with unwavering conviction conquer the challenge.
It is okay to be afraid. Being afraid is normal.
What separates the “normal” from the truly great is that the truly great practice having courage a little more often than many “normal” people are willing to do.
A lot of things looked frightening at one time.
If you had clear memories of your first steps, you were probably terrified, yet anxious to achieve it, and you did it.
You were scared the first couple times you rode a bicycle but eventually you became great.
Driving a car was scary at first, but now you can practically do it blindfolded.
Normal fear, with the exception of certain phobias and anxiety disorders, is a common and healthy part of the human experience if you harness it and use it as a tool for growth.
Each time you conquer a fear or do something you didn’t think you’d be able to, you reinforce your skills in those areas and make your growth ceiling even taller.
When you conquer fear and use courage, you remove your limitations and free yourself.