Q is for Quote: Facing Fear from Eleanor Roosevelt

a-to-z-letters-qI have always loved words. Quotes.  Words from other people, which make complete sense.

This quote from Eleanor Roosevelt’s You Learn by Living (1960) reminds us that we must keep moving forward, despite the challenges we face.

The encouraging thing is that every time you meet a situation, though you may think at the time it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it you find that forever after you are freer than you ever were before. If you can live through that you can live through anything. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.

You are able to say to yourself, `I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’

The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it. If you fail anywhere along the line, it will take away your confidence. You must make yourself succeed every time. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.



3 thoughts on “Q is for Quote: Facing Fear from Eleanor Roosevelt

  1. Mick

    Coral, I come to say sorry, and to ask your pardon. I go off the deep end and drink too much, and say hurtful things when I do. I am very sorry. I’m deeply ashamed of my behaviour, and I’ll try to make it up to you.

    1. Mick…No need to apologise (notice that I can “speak” your language here.;) ess vs. zed) I did not take offense to anything said, so I’m not sure. I’m grateful SOMEONE reads and comments. Makes me know that I don’t speak/write just to hear myself do so.

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