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.

August 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!

August 12, 2012 06:00 AM #2
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Andrew Mooers
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

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)

August 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.

August 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. 

August 12, 2012 06:06 AM #5
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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
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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.

August 12, 2012 06:22 AM #6
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 www.SouthBrevardBeachHomes.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.

August 12, 2012 06:24 AM #7
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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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....

August 12, 2012 06:51 AM #8
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Sharon Parisi
Keller Williams Dallas Premier Realty - Dallas, TX
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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!

August 12, 2012 06:51 AM #9
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René 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!

August 12, 2012 07:17 AM #10
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David Grbich
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Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Richard - great post - if we don't have any fear we probably aren't pushing hard enough. Regards Dave

August 12, 2012 07:44 AM #11
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Bobbie Smith
RE/MAX OF THE POCONOS - Stroudsburg, PA
Real Estate in the Poconos of PA 570-242-1891,

Richard, great post. Encouraging actually.  It is so easy to give in to the fears and not move forward. Thank you.

August 12, 2012 07:49 AM #12
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Anna Banana Kruchten
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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.

August 12, 2012 10:44 AM #13
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I find that fear for me is a great motivator.  Face them and improvr yojrself

 

August 12, 2012 05:13 PM #14
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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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!

August 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!

August 12, 2012 07:06 PM #16
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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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!   

August 13, 2012 05:29 AM #17
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Kim Peasley-Parker
AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc. - Sumter, SC

Great Post Richard.  Thank you for sharing.  

August 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.

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