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"God will not have his work made manifest by cowards." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson from The Selected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

As Emerson teaches us, "Always, always, always, always, always do what you are afraid to do." He also advises, "Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain."

I guess he felt pretty strongly about it. Here's a simple process to get out of coward-dom:

Step 1. Ask yourself: What would I do if I wasn't afraid?

Step 2. Just do it.

Step 3. Repeat.

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