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What is Happiness? Learn About a Better Definition of Happiness You Can Use to Become Happier

How often have you said, "I just want to be happy"?

How often have you said to someone else, "I just want you to be happy"?

Have you ever stopped to consider exactly what happiness means? What, exactly, is this happiness you are wishing for?

It matters because it's hard for your wishes for happiness to come true if you aren't clear about exactly what happiness is.

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Crush Your Fear: 21 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate and Inspire You

Crush Your Fear: 21 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate and Inspire You
What do I know about overcoming fear? Do I have some unique insight to add, something nobody has thought of? Have I managed to wrangle my amygdala down to the ground, hog-tie it and carry it off? Not likely. Fear is an integral part of life and it is fear I was talking about in Are You Your Own Worst Enemy? How Your Hidden Fear of Success Kills Your Most Heartfelt Dreams and What You Can Do About It  when I promised some answers this week. What I'm going to share here are some of my favorite quotes on fear - and the courage to overcome fear. Each has offered me inspiration, support, and hope. I hope they do the same for you. When you're done, leave a comment and let me know which one you found most inspiring. When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable. – Helen Keller Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. - Ambrose Redmoon Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.” - Mark Twain Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. - John Wayne Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. - Anais Nin Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace. - Amelia Earhart You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." You must do the thing you think you cannot do. - Eleanor Roosevelt Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them. - Orison Swett Marden Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. - John Quincy Adams The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is. - John Lancaster Spalding Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. - Ralph Waldo Emerson Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. - Dale Carnegie No courage, no nookie. – Steve Pavlina Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. – Mark Twain (Frodo)  I wish all this had never happened.  (Gandalf)  So do all who live to see such times but that is not for us to decide.  All that we must decide is what to do with the time that is given. - The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien Believe you can, believe you can't; either way, you're right. - Henry Ford Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure -- these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose....

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy? How Your Hidden Fear of Success Kills Your Most Heartfelt Dreams and What You Can Do About It

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy? How Your Hidden Fear of Success Kills Your Most Heartfelt Dreams and What You Can Do About It

Are you living your dreams? Have you followed your bliss? Did you do that big thing you had in mind?

If the answer is yes, then you are the rare individual among the crowd of us ordinary mortals.

For the rest of us, fear stops us. And what do we fear? Failure, humiliation in front of others, is the popular, and certainly correct, first answer.

But there is another fear, one subtly buried beneath the fear of failure: fear of...