Living Our Fears

Taking Flight“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”

- Les Brown

Quote of the Day.

The theme for this week’s “Quote of the Day” series is the fear of failure.  The intent is not to dwell on fear, but to understand and overcome our fear of failure.

To start out the week is a quote by Les Brown which highlights one of the consequences of fear – the loss of our dreams.  If we let our fear of failure overpower our desire to succeed – then we will never achieve our dreams.  Instead, our reality will be the product of our fears.  Consider the picture above – if  an Osprey never takes the leap to leave its nest it will certainly avoid the risk of falling, but it will never soar to great heights.

Considering our fears is not a process to be taken lightly.  We need to realize what is truly at stake.  Confronting our fears is not optional if we want to succeed – it is mandatory.  What goals and dreams do you have in mind for your life?  Are you letting your fears take that away?


About Les Brown:  Les Brown is a former Ohio politician, an author, and a motivational speaker.  He is known for books such as Live Your Dreams and others which focus on getting past adversity to success.  Find out more at LesBrown.org.

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