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“Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth,

but by washing away from it all that is not gold.”

                                                                                — Leo Tolstoy

 marshall pass 7

 Photo by M.L. Rowland

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Fill you life with experiences

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“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 lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Some of the time, most of the time or all the time, we live our lives in fear. Fear of what has happened in our past. Fear of what might happen in the future. Always looking over our shoulders. Always waiting for something bad to happen or perhaps for ANYTHING to happen.

Recognizing your fear, then facing your fear, are the first steps to conquering that fear.

Whatever that fear might be.

Fear of making someone angry. Fear of making a mistake or failing. Fear of letting someone down. Fear of looking bad or foolish. Fear of someone not liking you or thinking you’re perfect. Fear of someone not loving you.

If any of these things happened, what’s the worst that could happen? Really. Would you survive? Could you come out on the other end of it a stronger, better person.

Of course, you could.

What would happen if today, instead of walking through life with your head down, with your shoulders hunched, tiptoeing around, walking on eggshells, looking back over your shoulder, waiting for something bad to happen, or for anything to happen, you walked with your head held high, shoulders back, looking straight ahead?

What if today you recognized what your fear is? What if today you faced your fear head on, looked it in the face and stared it down?

You might just win the contest.

Taking it a step further, what would happen if today, instead of waiting passively for something, anything, to happen, you actively focused on and worked on making something happen? What if today you stopped thinking of yourself as a victim, that something bad always happens to you, passively waiting for your life to change and get better? What if today you started thinking of yourself as a winner, that something great or good or wonderful can and will happen, that you can take part in making that something great or good or wonderful happen?

Something great or good or wonderful might just happen.

Some of the time, most of the time or all of the time, we’re stronger than we think.

Face your fear.

Conquer your fear.

Change your perspective.

Change your life.

Make it happen.

Do it today.

Do it now.

Do it anyway and make a difference.

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Do It Anyway and Make a Difference

This means…

Quit stalling.

Quit hesitating.

Quit procrastinating.

Quit hedging your bets.

Quit wallowing in self-pity.

Quit making excuses.

Quit sitting around doing nothing.

Quit being afraid.

Quit doing WHATEVER it is you’re doing that’s holding you back!

Do it anyway.

Do it today.

Paint that picture.

Take that class.

Make that call.

Learn that language.

Save that animal.

Write that letter.

Read that book.

Sign that petition.

Forgive that person.

Speak out for what you believe in.

Fight for what is right

And good

And just

And true.

Make a positive contribution.

If you do, you can’t help but change the world and make it better.

So…

Do It Anyway and Make a Difference.

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Woman Climber

“Far better it is to dare mighty things,

to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure,

than to rank with those poor spirits

who neither enjoy nor suffer much

because they live in the gray twilight

that knows neither victory nor defeat.”

–Teddy Roosevelt

Do It Anyway and Make a Difference

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Make A Difference

Do It Anyway and Make a Difference.

Thanks to One for the meme. From their Facebook page:

ONE is a hard-headed movement of people around the world fighting the absurdity of extreme poverty.
Their Mission:

At ONE, we achieve change through advocacy. We hold world leaders to account for the commitments they’ve made to fight extreme poverty, and we campaign for better development policies, more effective aid and trade reform. We also support greater democracy, accountability and transparency to ensure policies to beat poverty are implemented effectively.

ONE works closely with policy experts, African leaders, and anti-poverty activists to mobilize public opinion in support of tested and proven methods for tackling poverty. At ONE, we believe the fight against poverty is not about charity, but about justice and equality.

Knowledge is power: Learn the basics about the fight against global poverty and disease at http://www.one.org/us/issues/

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“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

“Do It Anyway and Make a Difference.”

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