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Motivational Quote - I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.

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The unknown and the untried have held more people back than any lack of ability. Most victories are never seen by anyone because they’re never attempted. The courage to face your fears can build momentum that creates magic. Each time you overcome an obstacle, a fear or a step back, you gain confidence. Every small victory helps you feel more sure of yourself and your direction, pushing you further and faster than you ever thought possible. You can do it! What’s holding you back? True, fears are intimidating. So start small. Believe in yourself and take one small swipe at your fear today just to see what happens. If you can’t talk yourself past the “point of no return”, get a friend to help. In the end, half of the doing is in the deciding. If you stumble, don’t be afraid to brush yourself off and jump back in.

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6/27/2017 9:15:46 PM

Thank you


11/24/2014 12:15:52 AM

KMRJPR's SparkPage
I love this quote---adding to my favorites as a reminder.


4/16/2014 12:26:59 AM

MAYBER's SparkPage
Eleanor Roosevelt an woman of wisdom
Fear holds more people from spreading their wings
One day at a time
Love prayers peace


2/20/2014 8:13:17 AM

BEIRA04's SparkPage
i love this quote too..thats how i feel about learning how to swim..


2/20/2014 7:06:38 AM

I'm not sure if I read this quote many years ago, or arrived at the same conclusion on my own, but it has proven true for me over and over again.

From riding a zip line, to driving from Philadelphia to Washington DC on I-95 the first few times to saying "yes" to a first date with a fellow who asked me out after I'd been divorced for thirty years, every one of those experiences has given me more confidence and the ability to say "yes" to more and more of life. It's also given me the confidence to say "no" when I've needed to say "no." Fear can be crippling. Overcoming fear can be liberating. Brava to Eleanor Roosevelt and to all of us who live by this credo.


4/23/2013 9:57:32 PM

I believe in this quote. We learn each time we have to repeat something that we fear.


5/13/2012 7:55:03 AM

SEPIA83's SparkPage
I love this quote. I have always believed that success breeds success!!

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