You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do. -
After meeting challenges and doing the things we fear most or find the most difficult, we grow and change in permanent ways. No one can make us quite so afraid again. We are no longer the victim of our circumstances that we have been.
When we meet challenges and do the difficult things, we grow and change in ways we never thought possible. But more importantly, we will never be so afraid or so locked into our old patterns again that keep us in unhealthy and unhelpful situations.