You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.“ You must do the thing you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Wow that sure is the way to grow! And when you stop to look the fear in the face you won’t be able to proceed if you start analyzing the fear and start imagining worse outcomes!
The only way forward would be to face the fear and just move on, like when you’re about to dive into the pool, you just do it, without thinking.
So the ability to look clearly without worrying thoughts muddying your outlook is the key here. Clear thinking comes from disciplining the mind, which in turn can come from pure observation and/or meditation!
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