Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult - once we truly understand and accept it - then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters. OK, deep breath, and repeat after me: Life is difficult. Now that we we've gotten that out of the way, let's enjoy our life. That was simple, wasn't it? At one time or another everyone is filled with fear; the only difference between those who are successful and those who are not is that successful people keep going anyway-despite their fear. Feel the fear and do it anyway! That could be one of the best bits of advice you'll ever hear. Recognition of fear diminishes its capacity to impact our thoughts and actions. Understanding your fear allows you to take action despite its presence. To quote the great Mary Manin Morrissey, "You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith."