Scott Hardie | June 25, 2024
Is there a quote or phrase that consistently motivates you?

Steve West | June 25, 2024
Bravery is not the absence of fear; it's accomplishing a task despite the fear.

Samir Mehta | June 25, 2024
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Scott Hardie | June 26, 2024
I've long thought it strange to look up to people who never experience fear as if they are brave. That's foolishness, not bravery! The belief is so widespread that I have to chalk it up in part to inarticulateness, as in that people say "have no fear" for sake of simplicity when they really mean "don't give in to fear" or "don't base your actions on fear."

Now I miss Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. That show was something, and I don't know if it would be made in 2024. But to get back to your point, yes, that's a good sentiment from it. If I may mention a bleaker take on the same idea, it reminds me of "The Way Out is Through" by Nine Inch Nails, with its simple repeated lyrics. Quite a few times, I have muttered that song title to myself as a way to get something over with, so I guess it counts as an inspirational quote for me.

I asked partly out of curiosity and partly out of hope for some good quotes. I can search online for "inspirational quotes" and find more examples than atoms in the universe, but I was curious what motivated you folks. Please continue to share any on an ongoing basis if you think of more. :-)

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