When we really fear something, the terror of it all seems so huge at first. We get lost in rumination after rumination until we finally talk ourselves out of whatever we were going to do. Tangled in all those fearful thoughts, it’s so easy to forget the feeling of triumph when you doface a fear—what it feels like at the end of the roller coaster, or the moment right before the crowd applauds your terrible karaoke performance.
In situations like these, we can either avoid the risk or stick around for the reward. Fear is a choice, so which do you choose?
When you need some motivation to face your fears, get some courage from these 13 inspiring quotes. You’re in control and you call the shots, so don’t let those fears boss you around.