Hello <<First Name>>,
Have you let fear stop you from applying for a new job, making yourself vulnerable for a new relationship, traveling to a far off country?
You are not alone.
But you don't have to let fear impede you from living the life you want.
One high-profile woman who was plagued by fear and waged a successful battle against it was First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. She talked about it at length in her book, "You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life."
"Painfully, step by step, I learned to stare down each of my fears, conquer it, attain the hard-earned courage to go on to the next," Eleanor wrote. "Only then was I really free."
Eleanor's tips for combating fear include doing that which you fear through self-discipline ("I do know that the discipline one imposes on oneself is the only sure bulwark one has against fear"), self-forgetting ("It's your attention to yourself that is so stultifying"), gratitude ("And I forgot to be afraid myself in my thankfulness"), maintaining an adventurous spirit ("A spirit of adventure and the desire for experience did more than anything to help me master my shyness") and trust in God ("If you can give [your children] a trust in God, they will have one sure way of meeting all the uncertainties of existence").
Eleanor's advice, "Do one thing every day that scares you," motivated entertainment blogger Noelle Hancock to tackle one fear every day for a year. She wrote about it in her book, "My Year With Eleanor: A Memoir."
How do you deal with fear? Please email me and let me know or share it on our Facebook page.
If you want to conquer your fears one by one, with a group of women doing the same, check out our Female Fear Fighters group (information below).
Here's to not letting fear keep you down.
Yours in service,