This week’s blog has been about men who conquered their fears – one, of course was a fictitious character in the movie, “My name is Khan” who held on to his determination to meet the President of the U.S.A, even though he was full of fear at the many curve balls life threw at him along the way.
The other person was Nodar Kumaritashvili, who feared the lightning speed track in Whistler, but went ahead and took part in the competition anyway, with the fierce determination that he would “win or die”.
Life is full of ups and downs and there are days when I am tempted to give up on my dreams. It is so much easier to live a life of mediocrity that does not demand too much of me, instead of aspiring to be the candle that is powerful enough to light the whole world.
On such days, words from my favourite writers like Robin Sharma, and stories of courage never fail to renew my spirit. The people who get on in life are those who dream big dreams and then take whatever risks are necessary to bring their vision to life. They face their fears directly, get into the game and live their days with courage. They break through their fear doors, no matter how scared they feel. Remember, its better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. (Robin Sharma)