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Build Courage to Face

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by cheer, May 14, 2007.

  1. cheer

    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."
    Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. President


    Facing the Enemies Within
    by Jim Rohn
    We are not born with courage, but neither are we born with fear. Maybe some of your fears are brought on by your own experiences, by what someone has told you, by what you've read in the papers.
    Some fears are valid, like walking alone in a bad part of town at two o'clock in the morning. But once you learn to avoid that situation, you won't need to live in fear of it. Fears, even the most basic ones, can totally destroy our ambitions. Fear can destroy fortunes. Fear can destroy relationships. Fear, if left unchecked, can destroy our lives. Fear is one of the many enemies lurking inside us. Let me tell you about five of the other enemies we face from within.
    FIRST ENEMY - Indifference

    The first enemy that you've got to destroy before it destroys you is indifference. What a tragic disease this is. "Ho-hum, let it slide. I'll just drift along." Here's one problem with drifting: you can't drift your way to the top of the mountain.
    SECOND ENEMY - Indecision

    The second enemy we face is indecision. Indecision is the thief of opportunity and enterprise. It will steal your chances for a better future. Take a sword to this enemy.
    THIRD ENEMY - Doubt

    The third enemy inside is doubt. Sure, there's room for healthy skepticism. You can't believe everything. But you also can't let doubt take over. Many people doubt the past, doubt the future, doubt each other, doubt the government, doubt the possibilities and doubt the opportunities. Worst of all, they doubt themselves. I'm telling you, doubt will destroy your life and your chances of success. It will empty both your bank account and your heart. Doubt is an enemy. Go after it. Get rid of it.
    FOURTH ENEMY - Worry

    The fourth enemy within is worry. We've all got to worry some. Just don't let it conquer you. Instead, let it alarm you. Worry can be useful. If you step off the curb in New York City and a taxi is coming, you've got to worry. But you can't let worry loose like a mad dog that drives you into a small corner. Here's what you've got to do with your worries: drive them into a small corner. Whatever is out to get you, you've got to get it. Whatever is pushing on you, you've got to push back.
    FIFTH ENEMY - Timidness

    The fifth interior enemy is over-caution. It is the timid approach to life. Timidness is not a virtue (unlike humility--they are different); in fact, it can be an illness. If you let it go, it'll conquer you. Timid people don't get promoted. They don't advance and grow and become powerful in the marketplace. You've got to avoid over-caution.
    Do battle with the enemy. Do battle with your fears. Build your courage to fight what's holding you back, what's keeping you from your goals and dreams. Be courageous in your life and in your pursuit of the things you want and the person you want to become.
     
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  2. puni88

    puni88 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Well Said!!
    Even guilty within you hampers the courage to face anything.
     
  3. madhu11

    madhu11 Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear Cheer,
    Good ones to live by. Don't know where you get these nice posts but
    I just love these you post.

    madhu:goodidea:
     
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    chitrajan Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear Cheer,

    A good read and very motivating for the younger generation. I am giving a print to my sons (17 & 12) - thank you.
     
  5. cheer

    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    Dear Puni, Madhu & Chitrajan,

    Thanx a lot, nice to hear u all ladies enjoyed it. I did too like it & decided to share with u all.

    Thanx again:wave
     

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