“The scariest moment is always just before you start.  After that, things can only get better.” – Stephen King

Who better to know about scary moments than Stephen King, right?

We all want the confidence FIRST, before we start something new, but it doesn’t work that way.

It’s the doing and repetition of doing that yields the confidence.

But how do you take action when the fear of uncertainty takes over?

That’s where courage comes in.

Courage is defined as the mental strength to persevere and withstand danger, fear or difficulty.

Here’s what you mind says when trying something new:

“Don’t do it.  People will laugh.”

“Don’t do it.  You’re going to fail.”

You get the idea.

Your brain’s protective instinct will always take you to this fearful place.

But you can change that.

Like the fireman who runs toward the fire, your job is to run TOWARD the fear, even though your brain is screaming not to.

That’s courage.

Do that a few times and your confidence will soar!

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