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Inspirational Words – Courage

~ Thoughts about Courage and Fear ~
Everything you’ve EVER wanted is on the other side of fear.

Now that my daughter Sophie is almost to her teen years, the emotional climate is changing a bit. There are some situations in which she struggles with confidence, whether it be about herself, her appearance, her school work or sports. An example, as Sophie’s state basketball tournament came closer, she expressed her fear of making mistakes and doing “good enough”. So we’ve been trying hard to work on building her confidence so she realizes the beautiful young lady she is, inside and out!! I took using quotes to help motivate and inspire her, and also made a journal card to use in my Project Life album to help tell the story. You are welcome to use it in your projects as well. All in all, at times we ALL have fear, but it is learning to overcome them and moving forward that makes it so great!!

Inspirational Words / Quote: Courage is the resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Mark Twain
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Courage is the resistance to fear,
master of fear, not absence of fear.”
– Mark Twain

AND, since I’m sharing… I NEED to shout out lots of love for my darling girl (#43Red)… all 5’9″ of her.  She played SO amazing at their state tournament!!  They made it to the “nail-biting” championship game.  Sophie made two free throws to tie the game up (with 5 seconds left). They went into overtime, and lost a tough battle by one basket.  I can’t even tell how happy and proud I am of her!!  I don’t even understand how you can be so happy that you feel like crying.  HAHA!!

Here are a couple photos that the college posted of her on their website:

Sophia Sahlin - MLC State Tournament 2015 - Championship Game

Sophia Sahlin - MLC State Tournament 2015 - Championship Game



  • Love that quote. And I have to 2nd the shout out to Sophia and her team. I was one proud daddy in the stands.

  • Awesome job Sophie! What a great quote for the journal card too! Thanks for sharing!

  • justine/bellbird says:

    that is so great Sophie! I can’t believe she’s 5’9 – that’s an accomplishment in itself (i have the shortness gene 🙁 ). The quote card will work well for my Space Mountain page, although i don’t think every thing i ever wanted is on the end side of Space Mountain but i did want to see the end for like the longest 2.5 minutes of my life 😉

    • Oh no!! Space Mountain is your hurdle to climb? Well… you did it!! I’m so glad that this quote helped you to have a ‘connection’ with what it was: fear, and the courage to push through. I so LOVE inspiring quotes.