I went to B&N over the weekend to get some children’s books for a present and ended up getting some for Sophie (my niece) and for myself (couldn’t resist, books are a vice I’m trying to kick, but not always succeed at). So now I’m reading (among many other things) this book by Arianna Huffington, called Fearless, or On becoming Fearless … in love, work, and life.
So far I’ve come across this, and thought it would be nice to share.
- Every fear has a name. Whatever it is that frightens you has frightened someone before you. Fear is universal. It touches everyone – but it clearly doesn’t stop everyone.
- To live in fear is the worst form of insult to our true selves. By having such a low regard for who we are -for our instincts and abilities and worth- we build a cage around ourselves.
- Since fear is such a primal reaction, making the choice to move forward despite fear is an evolved decision that transcends our animal nature.
- If power, according to Henry Kissinger, is the ultimate aphrodisiac for women, confidence is a great aphrodisiac for men.
- We are who we are no matter what we look like or what we achieve.
So that’s it so far… more on fear later.