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Moving Beyond Fear

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Each time a challenge arises in our life, it's only normal for fear to come up. The problem with this, is that we can then avoid taking healthy risks in our lives. Learn how to move beyond this fear. 
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100 reflections
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Time
Expansion vs compression
Affirming the sole notion of action cultivates various opportunities otherwise overlooked when affirming inaction. Defy fear
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Katelin
Courage vs fear
I need to stop letting fear make my decisions. I’m so afraid of being hurt I never go with courage.
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Leslie
Fear is a BIG emotion
When we let our fear stop us from taking healthy risks, we may end up feeling bad or stop going for opportunities all together. Instead of seeing certain things as too big to tackle, give yourself courage and a gentle push to accomplish whatever is making you feel fearful. I was afraid of going for a specific minor and language for my studies but I did so anyway because the opportunity arose. I feel better about taking it on instead of ignoring it.
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Jacqueline
Living in fear
I have learned that I having been living in fear and contracting my life. God has not. Given us the spirit of fear. He has given power, love, joy, peace, happiness, and sound mind. He wants us to allow him to expand our lives. Goal. Try living one day with courage.
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Lana
Fear is not easy to deal with!
i learned that i should push through my fearing barrier and start being more couragious.
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Tracey
Fear
You’ve got to make the first move to overcome one fear, then move on to the next.
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John
Courage
I have a fear of conflict. I need to have the courage to confront that fear and deal with the conflict. Then I can learn how to appropriately deal with conflict.
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Krystal
No boxes
Your world is bigger when we don’t allow fear to contain you
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Hasani
Keep Pushing
I learned that I need to keep pushing myself beyond fear. It’s so easy at times to hold ourselves back without even realizing that it’s the Fear that’s keeping us playing small.
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Cynthia
Anxiety Reflection pt. 2
I learned that my anxieties are derived from my fears. I’m so scared of getting hurt again, I’m unwilling to take the necessary risks to be with someone who probably won’t hurt me. Why? Because I’m so scared by the past, even though it isn’t the now. I need to let go of what has happened in the past and move forward and take the chances that are just an everyday part of life, especially with love.
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Julie
Courage Vs Fear
Choosing courage over fear opens up more possibilities for our lives. Fear closes the door to opportunities.
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Beth
Moving beyond fear
I rarely have problems with being afraid to do things till it comes to personal relationships. I need tore e beer that even here courage grows courage and fear will grow fear
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Angel
Faith in Jesus .
I have faith in Jesus Christ of Nazareth he is my healer when times get tough . When I am afraid Jesus is my refuge my rock Jesus keeps me safe Jesus is my Shepherd keeping me safe . I have my hope in Jesus My God I know he will never leave me or forsake me
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Angel
Faith in Jesus .
I have faith in Jesus Christ of Nazareth he is my healer when times get tough . When I am afraid Jesus is my refuge my rock Jesus keeps me safe Jesus is my Shepherd keeping me safe . I have my hope in Jesus My God I know he will never leave me or forsake me
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Angel
Faith in Jesus .
I have faith in Jesus Christ of Nazareth he is my healer when times get tough . When I am afraid Jesus is my refuge my rock Jesus keeps me safe Jesus is my Shepherd keeping me safe . I have my hope in Jesus My God I know he will never leave me or forsake me
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Angel
Faith in Jesus .
I have faith in Jesus Christ of Nazareth he is my healer when times get tough . When I am afraid Jesus is my refuge my rock Jesus keeps me safe Jesus is my Shepherd keeping me safe . I have my hope in Jesus My God I know he will never leave me or forsake me
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Angel
Faith in Jesus .
I have faith in Jesus Christ of Nazareth he is my healer when times get tough . When I am afraid Jesus is my refuge my rock Jesus keeps me safe Jesus is my Shepherd keeping me safe . I have my hope in Jesus My God I know he will never leave me or forsake me
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Victoria
Realization
I just realized that every choice we make, rooted in fear or courage, literally reshapes the chemistry in our bodies and brains. The impact is so great, it shifts our vibration. Brains. Everywhere. Thank you for this.
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Rye
Fear and Courage
I learned that your life is made up of choices and if you want to have better mental health and or become successful in your life and you cannot let fear control you, you have to pick courage, be brave.
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Ashley
I’m okay
This kind of made me want to go for the thing, but, I still feel like going for the thing might be too much sometimes.
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Dallas
Yes I agree...
Unfortunately it’s to late, wish I heard this before today. I passed up a job opportunity and my regret is off the charts.
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Tammy
Moving beyond fear
By pushing past our fears we become stronger and more successful in life. It is important to realize that when you act with courage you still will have fear and anxiety but you are not allowing it to rule you. That is success, being your own master.
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Olivia
I felt motivated after this & I had that “your right” feeling. Life is too short to live in fear.
I learned that it is important to strive for greatness and with that you cannot love in fear. Be courageous and strive to be the greatest version of yourself it’s worth the risk!
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jess
idk
i feel like i don’t do a lot of things because i’m too scared to, and this didn’t really help me want to go out and do thing. i’m a scared little girl. i don’t know how to get passed it.
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Dana
Feeling
I need to connect on a regular basis with people who are supportive and helpful in order to nurture my own self. Being an empath that is something I struggle with.
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Dana
Tribe
I need to make a better effort to connect with people who are genuinely interested in me as well as our connection. Even when things gets stressed I need to nurture these relationship. Being an empath this is something I struggle with. I am going to Start a journal to track my progress.
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Sahara
Moving beyond fear
I’ve been reinforcing fear all too much. I need to work on on reinforcing my own courage. It’s uncomfortable either way so why not be uncomfortable towards something positive and healthy. We all have our own unique fears, so courage may look different from person to person. It’s all uniquely personal.
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Mary
Confronting Fears
I learned that facing fear the first time it arise in any situation help build your confidences. You become relaxed with those things you thought was hard and the next time an opportunity present itself you more prepared to accept.
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Tarfah
The feeling of accomplishment
This was an encouraging audio that made me remeber the amazing feeling of accomplishing things and how we should always go for the good things
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Kate
Fear holds me back
I noticed that when I am in the brink of momentous life changes - divorce, moving, new job in a new city - the fear that I have been wrestling with bubbles to the surface. I feel almost paralyzed by it. Listening to this session, I was able to remind myself that fear is driving those feelings of unsureness, anxiety, ‘what the hell am I doing to my life’, and makes me question all the healthy decisions and choices and actions that I have taken. Last night I cried myself to sleep. By this morning, I’m dressed and showered and drinking coffee on the porch in the sun. I can do this. I can do hard things. I also need to remember to give myself the grace and patience and understanding that I have for so long given to everyone else. When I don’t do that, I end up paralyzed by fear. The fear that I am not able, that I’ll fail, and that I will have destroyed lives along the way. Even when I can point to evidence on the contrary. Learning how to not by in a cycle of co-dependence, emotional neglect and abuse, and a lifetime of never putting myself first is hard. This is so hard.
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Anita
I felt relaxed and conscious of the narration.
I learned I did not like this story. Too matter of fact, not profound or interesting, but was interesting exercise in still focusing on the words and mindful of the time to meditate. Enjoyed the practice in stillness and being aware and relaxed.
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Jordan
Fear or Courage?
We have the choice to act with fear or courage. If we act with fear, we will only continue to be fearful in our lives, but if we act with courage, we will begin to feel more confident and comfortable in ourselves. We develop a sense of self-efficacy to do the things we want in our lives. Learn to act with courage more than you act with fear.
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Doug
Act with courage despite fear
The most important thing I learned is that fear breeds fear, and courage breeds courage. The more we avoid doing things because of our fears, the more we will continue that fearful behavior. However, the more we move outside of our comfort zone, the more confidence we will gain, and we will fear more comfortable in situations that once caused fear
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Anita
Repeat...I felt reminded and encouraged to try, move past fear to do better.
I learned to not focus on the anxiety/fear of the challenge but rather to push through and go for it, to try. Don’t let unknown, fear hold me back but instead to bolster myself to give it a shot.
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Anna
Inspiring
Fear is something I hide behind daily. I'm always shy because I'm afraid of people not liking me if I show confidence. I have learned that you only live once and only get one opportunity to do what you want to do. Fear is just another obstacle on your path of life.
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Tiffany
Fear & voice
I fear angry people. I am working on letting go of people pleasing. In the past I would hide my thoughts, feelings, beliefs and needs to have harmonious relationships. This weekend I took the first step to speaking my truth and asking for emotional support. I acted courageously. It was life affirming.
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Alex
Hm
I fear being uncomfortable and being unsuccessful. But being uncomfortable is what happens when ur grinding towards success.
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Nicholas
It felt like my negative and positive energy might have been mixed up
First off, I already know I’m a real boy and I hate the feeling of anxiety that has caused me so much mental fatigue in my life and it’s genuinely heart breaking knowing certain people can be get felt this way, I just want to love life and all positivity and be free, but this anxiety hasn’t let my right foot stop beating against my bed for the last hour. I just want to find something that will bring me to actually feel like sleeping, because I know how important sleep is. I’m looking for that certain station or track on here that finally just makes me feel positive so I can sleep! I don’t like being tapped in now that I am
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Izi
Moving beyond fear
I really liked this one because I felt myself relate to this a lot more than I expected to because when we act courageous we continue to be courageous, it makes us want to be courageous more often for the feeling of accomplishment after wards. But when you go with fear you regret it and that choice made you and everyone sad and then you regret your decision and you just don't feel the same as you would if you chose to be courageous.
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James
Conquering Fear
Fear is nothing Moore than something that wants to keep us from growing. Giving in to fear causes one to be too comfortable and there one cannot grow. So, by finding and seeking out Moore opportunities to be uncomfortable, one can begin to conquer their fear and reach heights in life that were in just imaginable before. BE FEARLESS!
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Kai
Smoke Alarm
I learned that anxiety isnt always unstoppable. In the moment of a panic attack, you can just ask yourself a few questions. Anything can happen, but you can still make the most out of life!
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Tiffany
I’m afraid
I’ve experienced good things happening in my life recently. But the one thing that I’m most attached to, I’m afraid won’t happen and I have no idea of how to let it go and trust the Universe. It’s so much easier to detach from things that don’t involve the heart. The Universe knows what I want but how do I let go so that it will happen?
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jose
confused
im not in peace with myself im going through a divorce and its hurting alot and i dont know what to do i feel lost
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Jules
Fear
Everyday, I feel less fear controlling my actions. I'm filled with more peace, forgiveness, and gratitude. This is the result of a combination of meditation, reading, and journaling. Give the process time. It works!!! Jules
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Chevonne
Act on courage, not fear
Act on courage, not fear, it’s great to know when I did step up previously & take that promotion is for the fact of a choice I had made beforehand had impacted me on making the decision to go ahead with the promotion
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Alexis
Don’t be afraid
Being afraid is only holding you back, have courage and stay lifted😎
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Pawpaw
Choose courage over fear and don’t feel trapped and small
I need to identity fear day to day to stop and get courage. Dhejrb rhehrbd rushers
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K
Becoming ok with fear.
I’ll never stop being afraid to try new things that scare me, but you do them anyway (feeling terrified and doubtful the whole time). Then next time they aren’t so awful.
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Michael
Start. 10/14/18
I need to learn to start loving myself. to become a happy and healthy person. to learn to believe in myself.
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Carolina
mon oct 29 8:55 am
I learned that I have to find different ways of knocking down the fruit in order to get my dreams.
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marissa
umm
fear is not something i like to talk about and for some reason this made me feel quite uneasy with the amount of times she says fear..
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Lauren
Moving Beyond Fear
I have a lot of projects due by the end of this week, and it has been stressing me out to the enth degree. This helped a lot and pretty much summed up my current situation and how to cope with it.
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Jana
First time
I felt that though I had difficulty fully focusing I feel much more calm and relaxed.
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Melodie
Fear vs courage
If you decide not to do somthing because you are scared, you will continue to be scared. If you do something out of coiragw, you will continue doing things out of courage even if you’re scared.
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Hannah
Chord
I felt that this session struck a chord with me in that fear breeds more fear and courage breeds more courage. The little choices I make every day matter! They are driving me further in one direction or the other. Each little decision matters and will add up to bigger results in the long run.
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Jose
I feel like I give in to fear too much in my life. This helped me ease my nerves.
I learned that by making more choices and decisions based on courage, I push back those fears.
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Debb
Moving Beyond Fear
I agree with this coaching session to a degree. For years I was paralyzed by fear. Just as the practitioner suggested fear begat fear. Fear of failure, fear of not being good enough, fear of not being worthy. However, I have learned that now when a challenge arises, if I acknowledge the fear I am then able to move beyond it. That pause of fear is okay; after all I am preparing to embark on another mountain in my journey. 🏔😬♥️💫
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Cooper
Answers
My happiness isn’t such a simple one answer question, it’s all encompassing, it’s doing those things that make me happy, being a brave Cooper, pushing myself, being happy, loving, growing, learning. Don’t let your fears hold you back, tackle them head on with confidence.
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Eli
Moving with Courage
Last year I held back from many experiences because of fear. More recentoy though, I’ve been scared about moving up a class in ballet. I know that I will most probably be ablo to do it, but I am scared of the exigence and how tough it may be. But I remember my boyfriend’s words: you know what you are facing. Your teacher believes in you, that’s why she moved you up. And if your classmates are friendly, there is nothing to be afraid of.
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Elisabeth
Fearless
It’s impossible to be fearless but courage is built through endurance and perseverance. Unwanted feelings are temporary. Achievements have great impact
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Destiny
fear
I've felt alot of tension resulting from an incident that I was already scared would happenedand lately it's been so bad because I've been very scared and anxious and worried about what happened and I haven't found any relief from it until now I feel so much better and so much calmer I can come take a break from thinking about it 💛
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Naydean
Fear
I’m happy to have learned this tonight, I could relate with my own experiences with fear. Thank you for such a helpful app!
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Sreehari
Have confidence. Challenge ourselves positively!
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Sreehari
Find and takecare of the good things in life
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Kristina
27072019
I wanna act out of courage, not out of fear. Today is a challenging day and I wanna take it on by doing, not by fearing.
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Mike
I’ve learned that we need to overcome fears, and after all the fears we overcome, you feel prouder of yourself
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Max
Act with courage
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Ivette
I’m kinda happy now
I’m happy now because I felt sad and I went on aura and I did a good meditation and when I did it I felt happy and I told myself everything is going to be alright And I knew they will get mad and I will try not to cry to much and I knew everything is alright
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Tina
Be fearless and go for what you want.
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Patrick
Naive
This life coaching was naive, overly simplistic and without substance. My approach to this topic would be a more personal one. Reaching people’s hearts and lives. “Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is creating a mind to overwhelm that fear.” F.E.A.R. = False Evidence Appearing Real Practical example: while in Alaska I came across a situation that filled me with physically paralyzing fear. Than I screamed “Fear will never be my Master!” Result: an indescribable exhilaration - courage conquers fear! Felt great.
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Ashley
Act with courage because courage breeds courage. Create the habit of courage. You will feel more powerful and in control of your life. If you don’t act because of fear, then you will be held back and disappointed and it will create a habit of fear.
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Cat
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Linda
I realized I live with courage. My decisions have always been brave ones whether a yes or a no - whe
Yes/No? Stay/Leave/Return? All Took courage Just realized that right now never took the path because of ease. Must move onward now and bravely continue my journey with God nearby as my tour guide👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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Amber
courage over fear
initially while listening I wasn't sure how I felt but afterwards, it was exactly what I needed. so well put. when we have courage, we feel uplifted and do or say good things whereas fear brings us to a dark place.
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Kenteth
Success in Failure
I guess I shouldn’t overthink what went wrong in a given situation about something, but I feel that what’s done is done and there’s no changing it. Yet I did learn a thing or two in those tragedies, so that next time I’ll be able to hope in an ending that’s fit for a comedy, God willing.
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Kate
Empowered
Think of a time you overcame something - the high of courage vs. succumbing to fear
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Felix
Don’t let fear paralyze you!
Fear is the greatest at stopping growth and rewarding stillness. I have learned you must look at fear for what it can do “FOR you” not “TO you”. Think about it.....
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Cara
Fear
Great reminder to not let fear hold you back and to have confidence in yourself.
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lee
Back
I learned that I’m identifying with my past and the people in it, when they’re not there ... no one is there ... the people I need to focus on are ~on the way
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Ang
Being brave
I learnt that I have grown in my bravery, I still have more room for growth but I am Feinstein on my way.
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Darren
Don't fear the unknown
I learned that most people of the world believe everything they are told. Not believing what they know. The Rona virus has really given me a bad outlook on the general public.
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Harriet Erzuah
It was worth it
I learned that fear is a blockage if you allow it. I can do everything I put my mind to.
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Katie
Fear Breeds Fear
Often to avoid feeling uncomfortable I will decline that Invitation. This makes me feel disappointed. Then another event comes up and I let the same feat take over, after this happens countless times I feel unable. I need to temporarily make myself uncomfortable to have courage, then courage breeds courage. The first step is always the hardest.
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Erika
Choose to act with courage more often
Just because we feel afraid doesn’t mean we have to choose to act with fear. Every challenge is an opportunity to choose to act with courage. Doing so once will make it easier to make that choice the next time—we can become braver and more courageous over time. I want that for myself. So often I choose defaults or no action because of fear of making a mistake or not doing something perfectly, and I think I have boxed myself into that behavior pattern. Instead, I want to choose to act with courage and build that muscle and make my life more expansive in ways and areas I haven’t before. I choose more courage.
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Lavanya
Courage
I learned hat life is only about moving beyond your fears be strong and then you’ll achieve
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Walter J
Contracting or Expanding...
Every time we choose to act from fear - we contract. Our faith is reduced ... further and we are setting ourselves up for more fear-full choices in the future. The number of choices we have, may become limited and seem more negative Every time we choose to act from courage - we expand. Our faith is increased, we feel good about self and are setting ourselves up to have even more Courage to handle future choices more easily. We will become aware of & see an expanding number of choices available to us. Being courageous means to act despite the fear that is present. Fear may never go away, but it can be tamed. In Toastmasters we are aware of the fearful butterflies we get in the pit of our stomach before a presentation. We teach people to get the butterflies to fly in formation and use their energy to lift your message to a new level. Nature abhors a vacuum (the ultimate contraction) but is always for expanding, growing & expressing itself more fully. By acting courageously we expand ourselves & the world of opportunities around us. We open ourselves to be a more useful vessel for The ‘X’ to express & expand itself through. Become brave, choose courage and watch the wonders of the world unfold ... because of the Law-full outcomes of your courageous choices! 💪🏼🦋🍀
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dani
Our Choices
I learned that when making decisions it is best to be courageous and take the challenge for it will better our life and bring us confidence for decisions to come. When we don’t take challenges, we feel less confident for future decisions and feel disappointed that we weren’t strong enough to take it.
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Vernice Roberts
Fear
My social anxiety has me feeling very anxious at time, but I have too motivated myself to get out of the house and do something with the public and too breathe it’s going too be ok. I don’t know we’re this anxiety come from due to fact I’m usual a social person. But I’m still working on that. All be bless and have a wonderful day🥰
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Tarfah
You can do it
Embrace your challenges and do them with courage regardless of how you feel. Thoughts attract emotions. When you tell yourself you can do, you absolutely will do.
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Amy
Fear
I have been letting fear control me for a long time. I don’t step out of the expectations of others and that is what has gotten me here.
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Kassie
Job interview
I learned that i dont have to live in fear, but i can move past the fear and do things that i was scared to do before.
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Tasha
Keep Moving
I've learned that sometimes, you have to do things even when you're afraid to open up a strength that has been there all the time.
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Emily
Been There
I noticed that as she was talking about fear causing you to contract a little bit each time you choose to give in to it, I could pinpoint exact moments in my life that I chose to not do something because I was fearful as to how it might go and I could literally feel myself contracting...which, eventually, pulls you farther and farther away from those that you love.
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Carma
Fear As A Friend
I am learning that I have allowed and lived by a rule of fear so long and often that it became like a friend. It is something that I could count on to protect me. The greatest area is fearing that people will get too close
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Pekas
Empty.
Lately I have felt that I’m missing something or rather someone. I feel empty now that you’re gone. I feel lost. I am lost. I don’t know what to do with myself at times I’m irritated, frustrated and annoyed with everyone including myself. I don’t know how to move on right now, I keep busy, however that’s not enough at times. I miss you very much. I wish I had the chance to tell you how much you were loved and cherished. You were and will always be the most amazing, loving and caring woman I know.
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Hassley
Afraid of life
I can find courage even when I’m afraid I have the power to be courageous
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Kathleen
Strength and faith
I do have strength and I can be the rock my dad taught me to be
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Chelsi
Feeling buzzy...
... After listening to this I feel very motivated and buzzing with productive energy. I don’t know what today holds for me but Im feeling very motivated.
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Audrey
This really gives me cofedent and also I love the rain and everything she saying is true❤️❤️
It is very like I’m searching for hope and she saying and giving me now hope
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Jana
Confidence
I too think this short story on fear vs courage gave me hope and confidence. With one bit of courage you can move forward. It’s short and simple and helpful.