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Courage is Facing Fear

A rocky creek with current.Tales of courage are often are stories about facing fear, working with it, and taking action.

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”  Nelson Mandala

As behavioral scientist Frank Niles, says:

“Many of us make the mistake of trying to get rid of fear. … Instead our goal should be to free ourselves from the control of fear. This takes courage, which is simply moving forward despite the presence of fear."

Living courageously involves shifting our focus away from trying to remove fear to pursuing a full and meaningful life alongside of fear.  Huffington Post   7/6/13

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