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Many children are taught that it's not acceptable to use "four-letter words", since their parents may consider such swear words to be rude or inappropriate.


What I wonder is when we're going to start teaching kids that "fear" is a far more damaging word than any traditional swear word could possibly be.


Each of us has things we're afraid of; that's just part of life. Unfortunately, far too many people allow their fears to control them, rather than choosing to control their fears.  The result?  A lot of people living smaller, less fulfilling lives than they might otherwise.  

The more power you give your fear, the more constricted your life. 


If, as a business owner, you fear asking for the business or promoting your services, your business is likely to be pretty short-lived.  See if any of the following ideas can help you step up and face your fear.

Tip of the Week

Many of our fears are tissue-paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them. (Brendan Francis)
This is one of my very favorite anti-fear mantras.
A Really Good Resource

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A classic book on the topic of overcoming the scary stuff life has to offer is Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway, by Susan Jeffers.  This has been on my bookshelf for years, and I re-read it periodically.  I particularly love the sub-title: Dynamic Techniques for Turning Fear, Indecision, and Anger into Power, Action, and Love. 

Jeffers explains the techniques she used to overcome her own crippling fears.  From a discussion of "the language of pain" to an explanation of how to live a life where it's impossible to make a wrong decision, she offers concrete tools for living a full and rewarding life...despite the fear.
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What's this woman looking so triumphant about?  She got serious about confronting her fear and went on a firewalk.


While I'm not suggesting that all of us need to confront our fear quite this dramatically, I am pointing out that, if you're determined, you really can do things that look impossible.


(If you're curious like I am, you can learn about the physics behind safely firewalking at The Skeptic's Dictionary.)

Thanks to my friend Flickr.


Here are this week's heroes who graciously allowed me to use their images, posted in the Creative Commons area of Flickr, in this issue of Networking Nuggets
hamster on her wheel by Heindraus
light bulb by aloshbennett
firewalk by Ross Goodman
Eddie Rickenbacker, who won the United States Army Medal of Honor for his achievements as a pilot in Word War I, said, "Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.  There can be no courage unless you're scared."  The good news about this is that all of us have plenty of opportunities each day to grow our courage "muscles".

Wishing you the rewards of facing your fears...

Stepping Into Big

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