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March 3, 2017

More Important Than Fear

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.”
(Ambrose Bierce)

It can be scary to confront your teenager about her recent behavior changes. But parenting is more important than fear.

It can be scary to tell your wife your fears about your job. But intimacy is more important than fear.

It can be downright terrifying to ask your boss, when she dumps an “urgent” task on your desk, “Which of my current tasks would you like me to sideline in order to get this one done?” But self-respect, and a genuine desire to do your best work, are more important than fear.

Actually, almost everything is.

Peace begins with pause,

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