“When you work with the thing you fear the most, you take away it’s power”
– Natatie Davis (played by Jessica Collins on the TV show CSI
I know that quoting a TV show can be not as profound as a former first lady (Eleanor Roosevelt) or one of the all time great geniuses (Albert Einstein). However, I think this quote has a great truth in it.
“I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
The former First Lady had an extreme fear of public speaking. However, she was considered by most as an extremely polished and experience speaker. From this quote we can see that she spent a considerable amount of time battling the fear by doing the thing she feared.
We can all take a lesson from her.