• Woody

Day 95

Updated: Jun 14, 2019


9:05 AM

8 AM Wake-up/No Snooze/Needed it/will resume regularly scheduled sleep schedule tomorrow

I heard a quote yesterday from producer and New York Times best selling author, DeVon Franklin from the commencement address he delivered to the 2019 undergraduate graduating class at the USC Marshall School of Business. (click the link if you want to watch it. It's 10 minutes long.)

He said this:

Thissed out on the fullness of life, because they have allowed fear to push them in the opposite direction, instead of facing it head-on...anything you are afraid of, you must make it your to-do list.h

Often people give their fears too much credit. Don't let your fear control your life. There is too much joy to be had and life to be experienced, and too little time to waste.

When I think about facing fear, I think about the poem Invictus, by William E. Henley.

Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the Pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced or cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody but not unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds, and shall find me, unafraid

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.

Are you the master of your fate: the captain of your soul?

Or are you a slave to your own fear?

The choice is yours.



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