Courage vs Fear

I had a wonderful and insightful conversation with a friend this morning.  While these thoughts have been in the back of my mind for the past few months, speaking with her really made me think seriously on it.  

I think we both see shots that we undersell ourselves to. We will 100% NEVER get there if we don’t try.
Back in my junior high days, my mom put me in a beauty pageant … Miss Jr Grand Prairie. Something about that event resonates with me in poker.
The actual grading of competition was done in the morning and the show was a repeat in the evening. A judge had approached me after the show and stated that if I had done as good in the am as I had in the pm, I would have placed.
Thing is…it was my very first time…I had no practice…it was a cold competition.
Same thing with live poker. I was scared as hell when I went to the Texas Card House for my birthday – first live game. I didn’t play well, was distracted and in awe at it all. Then went to Vegas. Second game was uneasy but the third felt natural.
Sometimes, we just have to believe and take a leap.
…get our feet wet and feel the waters…
Let’s get to swimming this year!
Even if we don’t make our destination…we can sure try our best and enjoy the adventures along the way.

What direction do I want to go and what is stopping me from getting there?

Plain and simple.

FEAR: noun – an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.

Fear of success? Fear of the unknown? Fear of failure?  Whatever the “fear” is, it can be overcome with courage.

COURAGE: noun – the ability to do something that frightens one.


…acting inspite of fear

…a decision that something we want is more important than the fear we feelMeg Cabot Quote “Courage is not the absence of fear but