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Far Beyond Fear

Category:Collaboration,Community,Connections,Emotions,Opportunity,Poem

Look far to overcome fear

And go far.

Fear shrinks our horizons,

Both in time and distance.

We become consumed

By the moment

And by what’s near us.

We lose perspective on

What’s ahead

And what’s in the world

Around us.

We need to

Expand our horizons.

If we look far enough ahead

We will see really big opportunities

If we look far enough around,

We will see many people who can help us

Achieve those opportunities

We’re not alone.

To look far

We need to look within.

Within, we will find

What we need.

We all have

A hunger for impact.

We all want to make a difference,

A big difference.

That will drive us to look far

And move far beyond our fear.


2 Comments

James Sanderson

August 1, 2020at 2:39 pm

Correction on my previous comment…”your insights on fear & opportunity”. Thanks.

James W

August 1, 2020at 2:37 pm

John…
Your zoom-out perspective is well stated in your poetic upchange of wisdom. Thanks for sharing your insights fear & opportunity. Your contributions to individuals & organizations offer an anchor of hope & direction for action that is inwardly motivating to exercise our freedom & responsibility.

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