It gets in the way.
It’s the voice in your head.
It’s the internal dialogue telling the tale that this is a bad idea, that people won’t like it, that the odds are slim and that we will fail…
Truth is, it’s understandable.
No one can be guaranteed safe passage in this game and in this life.
Yet, the price of fear, especially for men like you and I this week, is huge.
See, greatness is impossible without overcoming fear.
Name one good thing that didn’t need at least a few hard seconds of bravery?
Begging the question, in the cold hard light of day, how do you CONSISTENTLY overcome fear?
Well, in the words of the Jocko Willink, Navy SEAL and badass:
To get over fear, you go.
You’re brave. You make the move. You do….
…Because if you don’t, what awaits?
Sure, if you make the move, you may also fail.
… But if you don’t go?
Well, you guarantee failure combined with regret, shame and the dark mark of being overcome by fear.
The good news about bravery is courage is contagious.
Point being and if the history books are to be believed, when others called on Sparta for military help, they sent just ONE Spartan commander.
This was all it took.
Because courage, like fear, catches.
Meaning this week you would be wise to ask yourself – who are you catching courage from?
… Because like a virus, courage spreads by contact.
If you’re near it, you will be infected and you will rise up.
So, start associating with courageous men, and start replacing fear with bravery.
Make More. Provide More. Be More.