It is impossible to be courageous without first being afraid.
It is impossible to be courageous without first deciding that you are willing to fail.
It is impossible to be courageous without first accepting the possibility that your very best efforts might truly prove you to be inadequate and out of your league.
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But it is also impossible to fulfill your potential without being courageous.
And should your fears be confirmed with nothing short of a swan dive into glorious failure, then you gain the freedom and liberation of knowing that it’s okay to be insufficient on your own – for the strength of One much larger than yourself is made perfect in your weakness.
So take a chance. I know that I’m about to.