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The Unholy Trio
Fear never travels alone.
“Indecision, doubt and fear. The members of this unholy trio are closely related; where one is found, the other two are close at hand.” — Napoleon Hill
Indecision, doubt and fear are pack animals.
They hunt together like hyenas looking for weakness. They intimidate by presence alone causing the very weakness being hunted. And where one exists, the others are sure to follow.
Separating indecision, doubt and fear is an exercise in futility. For where one ends the other begins... each forming an integral part of the other. They are inseparable.
Indecision is the thief of opportunity. [Cicero]
Indecision is failure due to inaction. Opportunity passes by unclaimed. Regret fills the resulting void. The cost is double in the weight of regret and opportunity lost. Now multiply this cost with each decision left unmade.
Doubt is the shadow of truth. [Philip James Bailey]
Doubt weakens faith in the truth and impedes its transition to confidence. The single biggest truth is your vast potential. Like a termite to wood, doubt hollows out this foundation upon which dreams are built.
Fear is the mind killer. [Frank Herbert]
Fear inoculates you against bold action... the kind necessary to stretch limits and adapt. While swaddled in the womb of comfort, the mind is starved of wisdom only acquired through such action.
Allow this unholy trio to rule you into a weakness born of submission. Or rule them with a strength born of awareness:
Eclipse indecision with purpose backed by meaning.
Chase away doubt with the light of all you have to gain.
Defang fear with smaller steps on the knife’s edge of your limits.
The choice is yours.
🤔 Food for Thought:
Will you allow indecision, fear and doubt to rule you?
Or will you rule them?
⚙️ One Small Step:
Each time the unholy trio surrounds you, use each them to your advantage. Indecision yields to purpose. Doubt yields to possibility. Fear yields to the small yet bold.