Do The Thing You Fear Most...

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Do The Thing You Fear Most... Do The Thing You Fear Most... and the death of fear is certain ~ Mark Twain 

Fear... I am the menace that lurks in the paths of life, never visible to the eye but sharply felt in the heart.  I am the father of despair, the brother of procrastination, the enemy of progress, the tool of tyranny.  Born of ignorance and nursed on misguided thought, I have darkened more hopes, stifled more ambitions, shattered more ideals and prevented more accomplishments than history could record.

Like the chameleon, I assume many disguises.  I masquerade as caution.  I am sometimes known as doubt or worry.  Whatever I am called, I am still fear, the obstacle of achievement.  I seek to destroy inspiration, passion, innovation and creativity.  I will stop at nothing to squelch your dreams.   

I know no master but one; its name is Understanding.  I have no power but what the human mind gives me, and I vanish completely when the light of Understanding reveals the facts as they really are.  I am Fear... and without you, I am powerless.

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain ~ Mark Twain


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Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
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Does that include making a video of myself?  LOL

May 23, 2011 05:59 AM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Melinda- well you just about summed up me to a tee!  I am always doing my best to get past my fears. 

May 23, 2011 06:06 AM #2
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Real Estate Cafe LLC - Bend, OR
Curator of Happy Endings

Hilarious Virginia... I was just contemplating that one myself... chicky!

Ha!  Kathy, I'm such a mind reader!

May 23, 2011 06:18 AM #3
Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

Mark Twain being his pithy old self again.   To think, he had a fear of writing.  Brian

May 23, 2011 06:25 AM #4
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Isn't it interesting that Mark Twain said so many things that have remained true through the years? I love his quotes.

May 23, 2011 07:24 AM #5
Charles Edwards Bentonville
Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 - Bentonville, AR
AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker

Want to go skydiving? Now that takes some serious gusto.

May 23, 2011 08:29 AM #6
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Melinda - I love Mark Twain and this is a perfect quote to illustrate your point of facing fears. I think the fear of facing something is grater than when you actually do the thing that scares you the most - that has been my experience. Love this post - very inspiring and we do think alike!

May 23, 2011 12:31 PM #7
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Real Estate Cafe LLC - Bend, OR
Curator of Happy Endings

Brian ~ Samuel Clemens had a unique way of weaving humor, satire and adventure into his writings.  I aspire to do the same ;)

Absolutely Marte... he was an interesting fellow.

I'm game Charles... I have parachute sailed and took a nose dive on a beach in Mexico... I have hot-air ballooned and crash landed into a tree (almost lost my life on that one) then crashed again into a concrete embankment... somewhat of a thrill seeker, no?!

Kristine ~ Your posts are full of inspiration and humor... exactly what I seek to begin and end my day.  Thank you for blessing us with your presence here :) 

May 24, 2011 05:57 AM #8
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Fear?  What is that?  I can do all things I set my mind too....

May 25, 2011 06:25 AM #9
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