28 October 2007

Monday's Musing

This is one of my absolute favorite quotes.

"...let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Think about it. Isn't it true that fear is most often the thing stopping progress? Fear of action. Fear of inaction. Fear of rejection. Fear of the unknown. Fear of....

Have a great week everyone!

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11 Comments:

Blogger del said...

Fear of success. That's what stops me from doing what I need to do on the writing end, but I'm trying to get over that because I realize it's crazy. lol

3:01 AM  
Blogger sophanne said...

fear of success.

3:18 AM  
Blogger Tiny Tyrant said...

Fear of bikes and ladders and you know how that ended. ;-)

Fear of actually getting what you want can keep you from work towards the goal that will bring it to you.

9:20 AM  
Blogger amanda said...

I have a weird fear of crickets, but with the cold weather they are dying now.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Yarnhog said...

Particularly ironic, in light of the blatant fear-mongering that is going on in this country today. Where are you now, Winston?

5:02 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

So true.

6:02 PM  
Anonymous the boogeyman's wife said...

i never heard the second bit before, but it's so true "nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror." letting fear of the unknown control our thoughts and actions is so dangerous to our souls. i have been afraid of many things in my life and conquered most of them (i think). realizing that i really was the one deciding if i was happy or not was a huge turning point for me.

6:04 PM  
Anonymous AlisonH said...

I love Rachel Remen's statement: "Fear is the friction in all changes."

9:49 PM  
Blogger hege said...

Fear of failure!

4:52 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Fear...and scorpions....and snakes...and poisonous spiders....and....

1:49 PM  
Anonymous junieann said...

I used to listen to FDR's Fireside Chats with my parents. I was little. About 4. FDR was one of my heros. His picture hung above my bed. I don't know if kids have heros nowadays to help them deal with fear.

Nowadays, I am not afraid of anything except snakes and spiders. Ugh.

5:26 PM  

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