There is no shame in being frightened.
Courage is certainly not the absence of fear. Rather it is the recognizing, confronting, understanding and knowing that fear; even making it your friend that is the essence of courage.
Once you recognize, know and befriend it, you can begin to use the energy it will provide.
As Mandela said,”Often our greatest fear is the fear of unleashing our full potential that prevents us from being the best that we can be”.
One really needs to get to know oneself, to appreciate and recognize one’s talent to begin to be able to summon the courage to use this energy; to use one’s talent for all to see and experience.
It takes courage to risk this exposure, the possibility of its rejection, and then to try, and try, and try again.
Scaling the peaks of one’s own Mount Everest, emotionally and physically is arguably one of life’s most exciting, most exhilarating journeys!
DAWN YLF 1 22 October 2008