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Friday, September 9, 2011


We all have fears. If you say you not afraid of anything, think about it and I'm sure you'll realize that you have some fears. It's normal but what we should all do is face our fears. Some times our fear are unrealistic, and all we have to do is overcome them.

Here are a few great quotes on Overcoming Our Fears:

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it."
~ Bill Cosby

"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy."
~ Dale Carnegie 

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

I'm sure you have heard this before but if you don't try how will you ever know. I have lots of fears, and yet some of them are just my silly thinking and all I need is more confidence in myself. How will I ever know that I can do something unless I try.

One of my fears has always been about school. Yes I have always doubted myself if I was smart enough. I quit High School when I was 16 and went out to work. I always felt I was stupid and that I would never get through it. It was just FEAR. 

After my first marriage ended, I was on my on with  young two children.  I bought a house and was doing everything by myself. Was I afraid of that? No I just did it, it had to be done, and I have always been independent. So why wasn't I afraid of being a single mom, but I was about school? It was just a unrealistic FEAR.

I was walking by Conestoga College one day and just decided to do it! I signed up and paid to write my GED (High School Equivalency Certificate). I figured it was time to face my FEAR. The exams took two days, and when I was done I couldn't believe how easy it seemed. It was just all common sense.  When I got my test scores back and my diploma I was happy to see that I passed with ease and my FEAR was just that my FEAR. All I had to do is face it!

Now I'm doing it again, facing the FEAR of school. I am enrolling in a University course on 
Master Certificate in Internet Marketing Program. It's something I really want to learn more about. Not only for my business and being a leader but just for myself. It's been over 25 years since I have been in school and about 7 years since I wrote the GED exams. IF I CAN FACE MY FEARS, YOU CAN TOO!

Here is a great video from Robin Sharma:

I wish you all the best and remember you won't ever know if you don't try. You can do it FACE YOUR FEARS!


  1. What a great post. I often let my fears get in the way for me. It's what kept me from really blogging for a few years and then from being myself for the first month or so that I was actively blogging. I was so scared of being judged. Now, I just let it all out...but it took me awhile. LOL

    P.S. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to the Meaningful Monday Blog Hop!

  2. Awesome post. Even though I am a guy posting on a woman's blog, i find it beneficial to know that there are some solid girls out there helping other girls.

    I actually just read this post about prayer from a woman's perspective.
    check it out if you'd like!!

    Every Sane Mother's Desperate Prayer: http://tinyurl.com/3suj8qp


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