“The closer one gets to being motivated by altruism, the more fearless one becomes in the face of even extremely anxiety-provoking circumstances.” ~ Dalai Lama, The Art of Happiness
“Fear is a conditioned response: a life-sucking habit that can easily consume your energy, creativity and spirit if you are not careful. When fear rears its ugly head, beat it down quickly. The best way to do that is to do the thing you fear. Understand the anatomy of fear. It is your own creation. Like any other creation, it is just as easy to tear it down as it is to erect it. Methodically search for and then destroy every fear that has secretly slid into the fortress of your mind. This alone will give you enormous confidence, happiness and peace of mind.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
“Anxiety is nothing but fear inspired by an imagined future collapse. It is the failure of trust.” ~ Thomas Moore, Original Self
“Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.” ~ Michel de Montaigne
“Never give in — never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” ~ Winston Churchill
“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” ~ Billy Graham
Letting something you cannot change control your happiness is pretty ridiculous, wouldn’t you agree?