The ONE THING for today

Your Friend Fear

Living fear-free is virtually impossible to the rational thinking adult.

Where did we get the idea that it is a cowardly thing and a bad thing to say, “I am afraid.”

I don’t want to get all preachy on you today, but take a moment and use your favorite bible app (www.biblegateway.com is a good one) and look up the word fear. You will find that there are times that fear is encouraged!

So what’s the point?

The point is this:

Be informed by your fears.

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Make your fears clarify themselves. Don’t allow them to become “something’s under the bed” fears or conspiracy theorists whispering some vague dark and dire “the-world-is-coming-to-an-end” plot in the back of your mind.

Acknowledge your fears, bring them out into the light of day and listen to them and like a rational thinking adult make your fears justify themselves and if they can’t can them and if they can, then do something positive and constructive about them.

That’s how you make progress friend.

Long term, a stress-free, comfortable, and easy life is a recipe for stagnation and failure. Honestly, what you probably need is a good dose of fear to get you going and keep you going.

Running scared is a lot better than becoming a couch potato!


The ONE THING for today: Fear can be your friend if you allow it to inform you.

Norman Rockwell | Saturday Evening Post cover, August 16, 1947.
Rockwell’s youngest son, Peter, modeled as the boy for this famous illustration.

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