Facing up to our fears is the only path to positive growth!

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers
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Standing alone against your fearsI stand alone, exempt from fear,
Above the ranks that disappear,
I stand alone, and come what may
I’ll make it through another day!
            (R Weisser 2012)

We are all aware that each day presents new opportunities and unique challenges that can be either confronted or ignored.

The fear of failure is often employed to rationalize inaction. But we all have our own trepidations, and yet some choose to ignore the risks and consequences and choose to press forward.

Courage is NOT the absence of fear. Rather, it is the quality of character that allows us to move on despite our most fearsome reservations.

We can choose to face our fears.

Or otherwise, we will never blossom.

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Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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  Stepping out to the unknown is brave.....and hiding from what we do not know brings security with a price.

Aug 12, 2012 06:00 AM #1
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
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Excellent advice. I must admit I am one who does on occasion have to suck it up when doubts arise. Have a great Sunday!

Aug 12, 2012 06:00 AM #2
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Andrew Mooers
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Life does not get easier, you get stronger, develop courage to step out of your boundaries. Push those boundaries on a day as you go basis. Live in today, embrace today. The lion had courage... had to realize it himself. (click click of ruby red slippers sound, glitz, sparks)

Aug 12, 2012 06:02 AM #3
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Debbie Reynolds
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Richard, Thank you for the encouraging words. We all have to face tough decisions and times; it is part of living.

Aug 12, 2012 06:02 AM #4
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Kathy Streib
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Richard- anyone can step up to the plate when nothing is at risk.  It's facing the challenge when you have those fears that helps us grow. 

Aug 12, 2012 06:06 AM #5
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Andrea Swiedler
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Richard, I love your poem, and your words are so true. Fear is the one thing that can stop me dead in my tracks. Sometimes I don't even realize it.

Aug 12, 2012 06:22 AM #6
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SpaceCoastHomesNow.com
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Nice post. I love encouraging words on a Sunday morning. Tough stuff happens every day and we have to face it.

Aug 12, 2012 06:24 AM #7
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Barbara Todaro
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Hi Richard..... a real estate agent who has no fear is a tryant.... fear is a natural element that all humans have and fear of failure forces us to pay attention....

Aug 12, 2012 06:51 AM #8
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Sharon Parisi
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Richard, this is one of my favorite posts of all time.  Wise advice, that rings true! Your photo is stupendous and perfect for your post.  The entire package could be made into a poster!

Aug 12, 2012 06:51 AM #9
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Rene Fabre
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Richard, well said... Agreed, it's not the lack of fear, but what we do with it. I wish, like you, I could convey so much with so few words. Enjoy the day!

Aug 12, 2012 07:17 AM #10
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David Grbich
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Richard - great post - if we don't have any fear we probably aren't pushing hard enough. Regards Dave

Aug 12, 2012 07:44 AM #11
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Bobbie Smith
RE/MAX OF THE POCONOS - Stroudsburg, PA
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Richard, great post. Encouraging actually.  It is so easy to give in to the fears and not move forward. Thank you.

Aug 12, 2012 07:49 AM #12
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I learned a long time ago that fear and excitement are one in the same.....fear breads excitement and enthusiasm if one breaks throught the boundary they've placed on themselves in their mind.

Aug 12, 2012 10:44 AM #13
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William Feela
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I find that fear for me is a great motivator.  Face them and improvr yojrself

 

Aug 12, 2012 05:13 PM #14
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Richard, great words to live by.Controlled, or should I say Manged Fear is a great impetus or vehicle to help  exceed the normal to  average results in Athletes & Sales Professionals!

Aug 12, 2012 05:52 PM #15
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Richard Weisser
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Hi all...

Sorry I wasn't able to get back to you all ... had a busy day and just got in very late!

Aug 12, 2012 07:06 PM #16
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Joan Cox
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Such positive reinforcement for Monday morning!   Go out and do something out of your comfort zone.   If you don't try, you will never know if you will succeed!   

Aug 13, 2012 05:29 AM #17
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Kim Peasley-Parker
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Great Post Richard.  Thank you for sharing.  

Aug 13, 2012 08:34 AM #18
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There are some people I would love to share this with.  THey let fear cripple them in their decision making and really limit their potential.

Aug 13, 2012 12:58 PM #19
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