Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the overcoming.
Fear is usually something that happens when we get too far into the future. Most of the time, we’re doing all right in the present tense. But, something happens and we spin it out into the future. We imagine “worst case scenarios,” picturing all that could go wrong rather than what could go right. Because we are painting the negative so boldly, our emotions adjust, our bodies tighten, we become frightened.