Yes, we all know fear. That hesitation to go to the kitchen with the lights off. Dreading your first day of school, or finding yourself at the mercy of Slender Man.
But childhood fears serve to prepare us for the real decisive moments in life, when we need to choose an option without trembling in the face of potential failure.
If you're being held back due to fear of the risks, it may be worthwhile to remember a nice quote, an Aristotelian principle: the opposite of fear isn't courage, but freedom.
Check out some other famous and inspiring quotes to make you not fear taking the next steps on your journey.
“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”
“Courage: the art of feeling fear, without letting it show.”
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”
“A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.”
—Michel de Montaigne
“Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.”
“What you are afraid to do is a clear indication of the next thing you need to do.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
“With jiu-jitsu, I learned to differentiate fear from lack of confidence. Paralyzing fear only pops up in the face of what we don't understand. We feel fear in the face of what we don't know, what we don't trust.”