Before you begin a thing remind yourself that difficulties and delays quite impossible to foresee are ahead ... You can only see one thing clearly, and that is your goal. Form a mental vision of that and cling to it through thick and thin.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. The brave do not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all. You travel the road between who you think you are and who you can be. The key is to allow yourself to make the journey.
~Philippe Renaldi (Princess Diaries)