Inaction is not only the results, but the cause of fear.

Inaction is not only the result, but the cause of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. – Dale Carnegie.

In essence, this means that if you sit and wait, your doubts and fears will come to the fore and you will become those emotions. The longer you wait, the more time your mind has to create doubts and fears, and to pile them up.

Whilst the other half of the quote tells us that action breeds confidence and courage. Doing will help to silence the doubter, critiques and in so doing, breed confidence. Courage comes from facing and conquering your fears. That is what action is all about.

What we then need to do is to work on our plans, goals and visions. Sitting idle and doing nothing will only allow our doubts and fears to multiply in the dark corners of our minds. Action will help build your confidence. Success gives courage great leverage to push aside doubts and fears.

At the end of it all, your life will be what you make of it. Stop sitting at the fence or procrastinating. Take action not only speak words. Time and tide wait for no man.

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Until next week Tuesday, bye-bye for now.

Yours Truly
Tshepo Ishmael Phetoane