I just discovered Joel Runyon’s IMPOSSIBLEblog, and I’m impressed. His advice in the New Year’s Day article I’ve linked above is spot on, particularly this line:
Action puts fear to death.
It’s true. To accomplish anything, we have to start. And starting makes continuing easier. So what if we can’t write the whole book right now? We can start. We can write a chapter, or a page, or a paragraph. We can write the one-sentence tagline.
We can start. We can take one action toward our goal, even though we’re afraid.
And action in the face of fear is the definition of courage.