The power to overcome is only attained through overcoming. Yes this may sound odd, especially in a world where one can be equipped to do practically anything by doing this course or
watching that YouTube video or even by completing that degree. However, at some point in time we must take a stab at adversity itself. All the knowledge in the world will do no good if we domesticate the beast born of the marriage of our information and application.

Inherent in every human being is a desire, an instinct to wage war against any form of opposition and too often is this instinct beset by a mere emotion, only magnified by our tutelage and nursing. There is no place for cowardice in this world. In the play Julius Caesar, Shakespeare wrote, “Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste of death but once.” The fearful suffer a fate worse than losing their lives. They never live to begin with.

Under no circumstances are we to succumb to the elaborate movie scenes we have concocted in our minds.We are quite excellent at being imaginative and believing that the rustling in the bush at night is surely a demon mongoose seeking a soul to harvest, or that any noise heard while in the shower is an intruder who will only be kept at bay as long as we do not close our eyes. Could it be that fear whispers her secrets in the hope that we would in silence hold to them as solemn truths? For it is only when we neglect our shame and shout these lies at the top of our lungs, that we understand how foolish we were to believe them in the first place. When we shed more light the shadows begin to disappear.

Every man must face his demons before he can hope to conquer them. We have all heard it said that fear cripples you. Less frequently has it been said that fear is only as great as we imagine it. Least of all, are we told that fear is defeated, merely by engaging the essence of that fear.

I am no guru, but I have found that the only way to be confident and fight fear is through
fighting fear.

Posted by J.C. Huggins