Fear is one of the greatest obstacles to self-motivation. Nothing can stop you more than fear from taking that risk that will help you reach your goals.
A proper mastery of yourself over your fears – a friendship if you will – is what drives us to overcome and achieve our goals.
There is a line in the Godfather in which Michael Corleone recounts how his father taught him to keep his friends close but his enemies (his fears) closer. This can be the key to your success if you can convert your fears from foe to friend.
As you push forward, remember the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt who said: “The only thing to fear is fear itself”.
Making Friends with Your Fears
From Chapter 6……