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If you’re feeling stuck one way to pick yourself up is to read and reflect on quotes on overcoming fear. The following 21 quotes are by famous people and friends I admire. I hope they inspire you like they do me! Enjoy! 1. Fear wants us to become obsessed with some event or person in ... [Read more]

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If you’re feeling stuck one way to pick yourself up is to read and reflect on quotes on overcoming fear. The following 21 quotes are by famous people and friends I admire. I hope they inspire you like they do me! Enjoy!

1. Fear wants us to become obsessed with some event or person in the future, a year, a month, even a day. It also wants us to look backwards not at our successes, but our short-comings and our failures. Fear losses it’s grip when we stay in the now. ~ Dr. Rob Bell

2. Your story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light. ~ Brené Brown

3. Although fear can feel overwhelming, and defeats more people than any other force in the world, it’s not as powerful as it seems. Fear is only as deep as your mind allows. You are still in control. The key is to acknowledge your fear and directly address it. You must step right up and confront it face to face. ~ Marc and Angel

4. Depression, pain, and fear are gifts that say, “Sweetheart, take a look at your thinking in this moment. You’re living in a story that isn’t true for you.” Living a lie is always stressful. And investigating a lie through The Work always leads you back to who you are. Who you are is not an option. You are love. It hurts to believe you’re other than who you are, to live any story less than love. ~ Byron Katie

5. The Ego, however, is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear. ~ Deepak Chopra

6. Many of us live our lives out of the fear of what other people think of us. We’re waiting for someone to give us a permission slip that tells us it’s OK to be ourselves. Don’t try to be fearless or pretend you aren’t impacted by fear. Just try to prevent fear from making your decisions for you. ~ Chris Guillebeau

7. Your fear is just as boring as mine is. Everyone’s got the same one. It is not precious. It is not special. It is not singular to you. It’s just the one we all got wired with when we came in. Focus on your unique qualities that deserve to be celebrated and put fear back in its place. Don’t listen to it. Onward. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

8. Do you live in a mine field or a garden? When we live in a minefield mentality, we explode with the weeds of worry, doubt, fear, lack and limitation. Choose to cultivate your inner garden! ~ Michael Bernard Beckwith

9. On feeling fear: Stand fully in the now moment with gratitude, enthusiasm, openness, and readiness to respond to life as it greets you. ~ Michael Beckwith

10. God gives you the sight, the right, and the might to do great things, but you have to develop the fight! Courage doesn’t happen without fear, doubt, and unbelief; courage overcomes all of these things to get the job done. How do we knock off fear or doubt out unbelief? Simple faith in God. ~ Tim Storey

11. The thing that I’m just scared to death of is that someday I’m going to wake up and bore somebody with a film. ~ Stephen Spielberg

12. Fear sells, and it sells big time.  The main staple of the sales industry is fear. The more frightened a person or even corporation is about things, the more likely they are to buy what they perceive as a solution. ~ Tim Brownson

13. Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of. ~ Angelina Jolie

14. Going to a fearless place in your imagination will show you clearly which decisions still have fire and energy, and which lose steam without anxiety as their fuel. The former are endogenous—meaning they arise from your inner essence, not from external pressures—and they’re the foundation of every great leap. ~ Martha Beck

15. It’s easy to take off your clothes and have sex. People do it all the time. But opening up your soul to someone, letting them into your spirit, thoughts, fears, future, hopes, dreams… that is being naked. ~ Rob Bell

16. Here is my biggest takeaway after 60 years on the planet. There is great value in being fearless. For too much of my life, I was too afraid, too frightened by it all. That fear is one of my biggest regrets. ~ Diane Keaton

17. Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.
  J.K. Rowling

18. The greater part of human pain is unnecessary. It is self-created as long as the unobserved mind runs your life. ~ Eckhart Tolle

19. Because the truth is, that is the hardest part. And ironically, that is the one big thing standing in your way. Just executing. Nobody can argue with execution. Once you’re getting shit done, you’re on your way. But taking that first step can be terrifying. I get it. I really do. Fear of failure can take over. And lots of us have this fear. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk

20. Much of our anxiety and stress comes when we’re focused on fear and disconnected from the voice of our inner guide. ~ Gabrielle Bernstein

21. If you don’t do what Fear says…you’ll go ahead and speak up, you’ll sign up, you’ll buy, you’ll sell, you’ll jump. ~ Danielle LaPorte

15 Ways To Show Courage

It takes courage, commitment and determination to do what it takes to live an incredible life, filled with meaning and love. The courageous actions I’m referring to bring opportunities to change your thoughts and shift your perception several times throughout your day. They’re character building and take willingness and practice. They support and strengthen the human ... [Read more]

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Show courage

It takes courage, commitment and determination to do what it takes to live an incredible life, filled with meaning and love.

The courageous actions I’m referring to bring opportunities to change your thoughts and shift your perception several times throughout your day.

They’re character building and take willingness and practice.

They support and strengthen the human spirit.

They not only give you peace of mind but they send out a ripple effect to those around you. They impact your present and create an amazing future.
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Give up your attack thoughts

When you’re upset, learn to get quiet. Ask for guidance. Stop. Look and listen. Let go of unloving thoughts. Repeat the mantra, “I choose love.” Surrender your negativity until only love remains.

Give up your need to defend yourself

A lesson in A Course In Miracles states, “In my defenseless my safety lies.” Our ego wants to get in the ring and fight. Our higher self knows to stay above the battleground. Get quiet. Stay centered. Go to higher ground.

Give up your need for approval

You only need to approve of yourself. Give yourself what you want from others. Praise and celebrate who you are and how far you’ve come. Be true to yourself. Stay focused on your own life and the universe will take you where you need to be.

Give up the need to complain

Complaining keeps you focused on negativity. Become aware of your complaints. Take responsibility for your life. Get clear on what you do want.  Replace your negative stories with gratitude and appreciation.

Give up the need to numb your pain

Get to know your grief, anger and sadness.  Allow yourself to name and feel your emotions.  You can handle it! Keep a journal. Meditate for ten minutes a day. Practice deep belly breathing. Release. Relax.

Give up the need to judge

Fall in love with every human being on the planet. Each one is a reflection of you. Add “just like me” to every critical thought you have of others. If you want to calculate how much you love yourself take note on how much you love others.

Give up the need to struggle

You are worthy of a good life. Let go of the people, places and things that bring you down. Choose to include more laughter and play in your day. Replace bad habits with good ones. Make choices that lead to a simpler life.

Give up your need to control others

Everyone has a right to live life their way. You don’t know what is best for anyone else. When you find yourself wanting to control others, take a fearless inventory of your own life. Focus on what you need to change.  Get started today.

Give up your need to be famous and in the spot light

Stop waiting for your big break. Don’t try to be someone else. Slow down, be present and become alive in your own life. Take one transforming step at a time. Use your gifts and talents to serve others. Allow your uniqueness to shine.

Give up the need to wear masks

Everyone is flawed. Nobody is perfect. I don’t know anyone who can walk on water or part the Red Sea. Allow yourself to be real. Be vulnerable. Let others see your humanness. You’ll be rewarded with deeper connection.

Give up your fear to take action

Don’t allow your doubts, fears and failure stop you from taking action. Make a plan. Working with your plan, write down actionable steps in chronological order. Make it clear. Begin now.

Give up your need to distract yourself

Don’t bring your phone to the dinner table. Keep it out of your bedroom at night. Limit the time you spend on social media. Take time to notice beauty everywhere. Make time for wonder.

Give up your need to find fault

Stop blaming your ex, your parents, your friends and boss. Forgive yourself. Forgive others. Let go of your story. Make choices that honor you. Change what you can and let go of the rest. Life isn’t fair.

Give up the need to be busy

Brene Brown says that staying crazy-busy keeps us from looking at the truth of our lives. Pull back the rug. Be willing to get honest with yourself. Examine what you would rather avoid. Be gentle but get honest with yourself.

Give up the need to compare

You are unique and irreplaceable. People need what you have to offer. You were born with gifts and talents that only you can share. Live your life. Don’t put off what your heart and soul are calling you to do.

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You are capable of leading a courageous life. You are strong, resilient and brave. It takes practice to overcome fear. It takes awareness to give up excuses. And it takes determination to move beyond obstacles and take action. There are unlimited examples of people accomplishing great things all over the internet. There are limitless opportunities ... [Read more]

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How to become courageous and leave your mark on the world

You are capable of leading a courageous life. You are strong, resilient and brave.

It takes practice to overcome fear. It takes awareness to give up excuses. And it takes determination to move beyond obstacles and take action.

There are unlimited examples of people accomplishing great things all over the internet. There are limitless opportunities for you to do the same.

Choose to take part in living a courageous life. Choose to take bold and brave action. It’s vital that you move consciously and consistently move forward.

It’s okay to fail but don’t allow yourself to fall back. Pick yourself up and keep moving. Life is exciting. Take part in it.

The choices you make today create your tomorrows. Drink in the everyday beauty, be inspired by everyday people and live up to your full potential.

You’ll never regret taking a chance and being committed to live on the bold side of life!

Great Acts of Courage

Some of the people we honor and respect for their acts of courage:

Mother Teresa dedicated her life to serving disadvantaged and poor.

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon.

Physician, Mae C. Jemison became the first African American woman ever admitted into the astronaut training program.

Anne Frank documented her life hiding in an Amsterdam attic during the Nazi occupation and died in Belsen concentration camp.

Oprah Winfrey is the greatest black philanthropist in American history, was born to a poor single mother in Mississippi.

Anna Fisher, American astronaut was “The first mother in space.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. a civil rights leader did much to change the United States’ policy on racial discrimination.

Helen Keller campaigned tirelessly on behalf of deaf and blind people.

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man.

Dalai Lama a spiritual and political leader led non-violent resistance to Chinese rule in Tibet.

Nelson Mandela fought against the unjust system of apartheid.

A school girl, Malala Yousafzai defied threats of the Taliban and is now a global advocate for human rights, women’s rights and the right to education.

“There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater.

But sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life. That is the sort of bravery I must have now.” ~ Veronica Roth
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Everyday Courage

Everyone has the capability to be courageous. Bravery doesn’t belong to a chosen few.

The following are examples of ordinary courage.

Learn something brand new that is outside your comfort zone.

Shut off your digital devices for a weekend.

Leave a toxic relationship.

Ask someone to mentor you.

Give a speech to an unfamiliar audience.

Learn a new language and visit that country.

Hold someone accountable.

Praise five people every day.

Go within and get to know yourself.

Tell the truth.

Keep your promises.

Take 100% responsibility for your life.

Forgive someone who doesn’t deserve it.

Make someone feel important.

Stand up against racism, prejudice or ageism.

Get involved in a charity you believe in.

Make a generous donation to someone who is struggling.

Be adventurous: Climb a mountain, skydive or bungee jump.

Learn how to speak your mind, stand up for yourself.

Teach someone to read.

Ask someone for the help you need.

Waste nothing and live on less.

Communicate important messages by calling on the phone.

Be genuine. Allow yourself to be vulnerable.

Take a trip to a place you’ve never been before.

Declare your love for your family and friends.

Run a marathon.

Make a life plan.

Get out of debt.

Do good. Share your gifts and talents.

Take the journey less traveled.

Surrender your fear and be brave in the world.

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A guest post by Dani DiPirro Everyone loves the idea of happily ever after, of embarking on a path of love that they hope will last forever. But whether you had to overcome obstacles to be together or your eyes fatefully met across a crowded room, what happens after that first momentary flush of love? How do ... [Read more]

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A Course on love: a Wise heart for a bold life

A guest post by Dani DiPirro

Everyone loves the idea of happily ever after, of embarking on a path of love that they hope will last forever. But whether you had to overcome obstacles to be together or your eyes fatefully met across a crowded room, what happens after that first momentary flush of love?

How do you get from that to a kind of love that’s even more beautiful (if less flashy): a long-lasting, true love that can withstand the (many!) tests of time?

Being with someone forever means you will face a lot of challenges together, both as individuals and together, within your relationship. Ideally, these challenges – and the process of overcoming them together – add value to your relationship, making it more robust.

But that’s possible only if you can keep showing each other how much love you have between you. You might do it with flowers or kisses, or you might find kind words or supportive acts – but most significantly you can continue to show your love through the way you interact with one another.
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There are a myriad of wonderful ways in which to show love in a relationship, but I think four are particularly effective. As a bonus, I’ve given them a particularly memorable acronym – L.O.V.E.

LAUGHTER

It is said that laughter is the best medicine – and I believe laughter is one of the best ways to keep your relationship healthy. When you laugh, you feel good; when you hear other people laughing, you also feel good.

So when you laugh with those you love, you create good feeling between the two of you. The more positive interactions you have, the stronger your relationship becomes, and shared laughter is one of the most important positive interactions out there.

Of course, this counts only if the laughter is filled with joy and positivity, rather than being malicious or spiteful, so try to encourage laughter in a positive way (for example, while watching a funny TV show or sharing stories, not while mocking your socially awkward cousin!).

OPPORTUNITIES

An opportunity can be transforming – it can change a whole life. And although it might not seem the most romantic way to demonstrate your love, offering your partner opportunities – perhaps to

do something they love but you don’t care much for, or even to pursue a new career by carrying the financial burden for a while (among myriad other possibilities) – opens your heart and expresses your love.

Another opportunity you could offer your loved one is a chance to get to know more about you – sharing more of yourself will bring them closer to you and facilitate a stronger bond in your relationship.

VALIDATION

Most people – whether they’ll admit it or not – seek some sort of validation to confirm they are worthy of love and support. Validating someone’s actions – and even their existence – is a superb way to show love.

This might be in the form of those three little words – “I love you” – or it could be in a more tangible way, such as highlighting your partner’s strengths to other people or listening attentively to what your partner has to say. Validation expresses your love on a deeper level.

It says, “You matter. You count. You are important to me.”

ENLIGHTENMENT

Offering what you know to those you love creates new pathways of openness, understanding and shared knowledge.

When someone you love shares information with you – especially information that makes you feel more enlightened about yourself and the world – that is an act of love in itself.

When someone enlightens you in some way, you feel more connected to and inspired by them.

When you transform someone else’s view of the world, whether that’s through a great life lesson or by giving them a simple trick for making supper more efficiently, that act of love continues to create your own happily ever after.

Dani DiPirro is an author, blogger, designer, and founder of Positively Present. Her latest book, The Positively Present Guide to Life, debuted in March 2015. For more insights on positive living and to learn more about Dani and her work as a graphic designer/illustrator, check out www.DaniDiPirro.com.

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Yesterday, I observed a family of nine at the beach enjoying a birthday celebration. It was an easy breezy kind of day. It was a simple outdoor picnic at the Atlantic Ocean. They enjoyed plenty of sunshine and swimming under heavenly blue skies. As the day ended, we watched as they all piled into one ... [Read more]

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Yesterday, I observed a family of nine at the beach enjoying a birthday celebration. It was an easy breezy kind of day.

It was a simple outdoor picnic at the Atlantic Ocean. They enjoyed plenty of sunshine and swimming under heavenly blue skies.

As the day ended, we watched as they all piled into one small car to leave Sombrero Beach. There were three adults in the back seat and each one placed a child on their lap.

Next, the mother climbed in the front seat and a smaller child sat down on the floor between her legs as the father drove away. They sped off without any crying from the children or complaining from the adults.

This is proof that no matter what your circumstances, you can live an easy breezy life and be happy.

Coming from a family of ten it brought back a lot of memories. My siblings and I used to pile into our 1957 Chevy when we rode from the farm to church together. We sat on each other’s laps for the 45-minute drive.

On the farm, my siblings and I spent our days working from sun up to sun down.
When we weren’t in the fields, we were at the Farmer’s Market selling our fruits and vegetables.

Difficult childhood!

And easy breezy as well.

Our lives were far from perfect, yet we learned how to be happy and have fun. We made forts in the woods and dressed the barn cats in our dolls’ clothes.

There were two ponds on our 88-acre produce farm. The ponds were used to irrigate the crops, but we used them for swimming in the summer months and ice-skating in the winter, as well.

Ease doesn’t always come from external things. Ease also comes from within.
Life is what we make it.

We’ve all heard this before. The problem is that too often we forget.

Give yourself permission to have fun

Life doesn’t have to be difficult. You decide how much you laugh and how often you play throughout your day. You decide how to make it, light and easy or intense and difficult. Each day ask yourself, “How can I enjoy today?” “What can I do to feel good?”

Live in the light

Let go of worry. When you find yourself in a dark place, do what it takes to flip the switch. Do what you can in any given situation and let the rest go. Remind yourself that 85% of what you worry about never happens. Put yourself in the present moment and move on!

Share what you have with others

My sisters and I shared beds, clothes, boots and shoes. We shared food, friends and toys. Share your time, talent and money. When you learn to share, you double your joy. Be a generous person. Live an abundant life.

Live simply

Take control of your finances. Get out of debt. Stop buying stuff you don’t need. Shop for clothing at yard sales or second hand stores. You can do this one choice at a time. Get a roommate. Eat out less or not at all. Choice by choice you can make your life easier.

Let go of anything that brings you down

End toxic relationships. Change a bad habit. Quit an addiction. Stop eating junk food. De-tech your free time. Spend time alone and reflect on the changes you need to make.

Commit

Contact a coach, therapist or support group. If you’re online, you have more help available than ever before. There are numerous places to get help that are completely free. Get over yourself and connect to the people who can take you forward.

Stop making excuses and move on

You have only one life to live. Drop your excuses.  Begin to create your easy breezy life today. Choose a life of happiness and joy. Help others do the same. It’s what we’re here for!
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