Live Boldly: Life Larger than Your Fears

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Fear. You’ve experienced it: Sweating, chills, gut-wrenching nausea, difficulty breathing, and a racing heart.

Fear is hardwired into your brain to protect you from danger – but it can also consume your energy, hinder your progress, and choke your spirit. Next time you feel fear’s grip, ask yourself, “Who could I be and what would I do if I wasn’t afraid?”

Melanie Ott

Inspirational Thoughts

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” ~ George Addair

“You must do the things you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” ~ Les Brown

Live Boldly

Sometimes it feels like the road of life is paved with doubt and uncertainty. No matter how brave you are, odds are you’ve experienced one of these common fears:

Fear of rejection; fear of failure; fear of success; fear of judgment; fear of being alone; fear of appearing weak; fear of being disliked; fear of making wrong choices.

Fear is a natural part of life, a biological reaction meant to keep you safe … but it can also keep you from living boldly. It’s all too easy to use fear as an excuse. Zig Ziglar said, “F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The  choice is yours.” The idea isn’t to eliminate fear; it’s to feel fear – then respond with courageous action, moving forward despite your fear!


You must be vigilant to live a life that’s larger than your fears. Otherwise, fear can easily define your life, holding you back from pursuing your passions and dreams.

So, instead of running from fear, carefully arranging your life to feel safe and comfortable at all times, learn to face it down. Take Eleanor Roosevelt’s advice and do one thing every day that scares you. Then when you encounter a fearful situation, you’ll have built up the mental muscle to face and overcome your fears.

Don’t let life intimidate you — you are stronger than your fears. Take small steps to address your fears and watch your anxieties dissolve, replaced by inner calm, joy and soaring confidence. Face your fears and you will experience the limitless freedom to live your best life.

Tips for Living a Life Larger than Your Fears

Focus on the Future

At Leap Forward Coaching we have a process to help you live boldly. Our thoughtful methods help you examine and rise above your fears to live the life of your dreams.

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