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Quotes. Analysed. Part 2.

So if you read part one...well...congrats, you've gained some deeper wisdom! Part 1 and part 2 do not have to be read in the proper order. There were just WAY too many quotes we know of to fit all in one part. So, let's get to it!

"I don't let go of fear, I meet it with understanding. Then, it lets go of me."

This is personally one of my favourites and it sounds a lot fancier than it is. Lets take the first half. Fear is something we face daily. In this case we are talking about things we are scared to do, to try. Not things we are scared of. We, as humans, need to understand that fear is natural. There are plenty of things in this world that scare us and make us nervous. however, if we can take a look at the situation, ask ourselves why we are so scared or what is making us nervous, and rationalize that it is perfectly safe, the fear lets go of us. For example, when we work on throws in class. Maybe it's your first time being thrown and your scared. Why? Probably because you're worried about hurting yourself, right? We need to tell ourselves that it is safe, Sensei wouldn't make us do it if it wasn't and the floor is padded so I won't be seriously injured. If we can ration this, try it out, and repeat. Eventually, the fear of being thrown or the fear of gone. Fear will let go of you.

"Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners."

Read that again if you have to. Winners, or those of us that are successful, are focused on HOW to get there. They focus on what they need to do to get better. They focus on the path to get there and they stick to it. Loosers, or those of us that are successful are focused on those who are. They compare themselves to others. They want to know how the other person did it instead of focusing on their own journey.