More than you are afraid of it

decideI don’t know if Bill Cosby really said this. I can hear him now in his “Jello Pudding” voice saying it and I chuckle.  But the words are wise, regardless of the author and even when said in your best Jello Pudding voice.

Another quote about fear that resonates with me is “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” Ambrose Redmoon. 

Here’s the thing about fear – it’s a part of life. Literally. In the right scenarios (like fleeing Zombies, Bond villains and the one armed man) fear helps keep us alive. But being too afraid and being afraid of the wrong things can, and will, steal life away from us, one day at a time.

So, in my best Bill Cosby Jello Pudding voice, I’m suggesting that today, whatever it is you want in your life in a real and meaningful way, decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.  And then go do something that gets you closer to that thing and farther away from the fear.