Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin

This expression would have to be the single most power message I’ve heard in a long time.


“Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin,
and a single courageous step would
carry us clear through them.”

Brendan Francis 1923 – 1964


Probably because its so true? Yet we are told truth every day that we choose not to believe. Maybe because it hints as instant reward if only we muster the energy to make that first courageous step? Mostly because we all have our fears and we would have them be gone in an instant.


Why do we not take that first step? Fear? Fear of fear itself? Fear of failure? Fear of success? Fear of change?


Our fears are nothing more than thoughts. Unchecked chemical\electrical processes complicated by modern day life. With out them anything is possible.  People who have eliminated or controlled or thrive on their fears have etched their name in history. How would you live you life if you knew you couldn’t fail? It would be a sight that’s for sure.


Take a good look at what’s holding you back. Then take a better look at what’s stopping you make that first step. I bet you won’t find much. I bet your reasoning won’t stand up to scrutiny. I bet you it’s tissue -Paper-thin. 🙂

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