My dear,

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

You see all those people out in the world being courageous? Here’s a secret, their hearts are beating 10,000 beats a minute. They’re scared.

So how do they go on? Especially when their hearts are about to burst, and they’re drenched with the cold sweat of fear?

That’s easy. They just ask themselves whether what they’re doing is more important than fear… And fear rarely wins the ‘more important’ contest.

Falsely yours,
James Neil Hollingworth