December 9, 2008
Courage is knowing the necessity of a thing.
So courage comes from facing reality.
Your strength comes from seeing the obstacle and reaching within for resolve.
Without the fear of failure your attention is not focused.
You need the danger to chastise you; to hold your interest, and to give the extra effort that completes you.
The extra effort is also you, but it needs to be stirred from reserves.
Wishful thinking is but a fool’s way of gaining courage.
Bravery in fantasy, a cloistered virtue.
Telling people how they should live their lives when your own is a mess, playing devil’s advocate without having an original idea, these are all the occupations of cowards. And sometimes fools as well.
What matter if in your fantasy you picture yourself king, benevolent dictator, hero, and victor if in reality you cower at the approach of fools and cannot stand up for yourself in easy conversation?
The difference between such fantasy and rousing your courage from slumber is comparing escaping with being alive.
Anxiety is not for paralysis but preparation.
Life is for living, not discussing endlessly.
The unanalyzed life may not be worth living, but the unlived life is surely not worth analyzing.
I am always at the beginning of discovering
something wonderful about myself.