Insights for Leaders

Conquering Fear

Posted on: October 24th, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.” — Mark Twain

Leadership trainer and author, Dale Carnegie, writes: “Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it…that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.  If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it.  Go out and get busy.  Inaction breeds doubt and fear.  Action breeds confidence and courage.”

Legendary painter, Vincent van Gogh put it this way: “If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

The Bottom Line: Leaders courageously conquer their fears by actively addressing them and lead others to do the same.