#290-1. Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
-Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970)
#290-2. Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
-Dale Carnegie, pioneering self-help author of How to Win Friends and Influence People and other books (1888–1955)
(Thanks to K Shailesh for sharing this.)
#290-3. Confidence is an internal state that is made up of perceiving the risk, experiencing the fear, and overcoming the fear in order to take action.
Dare to think original thoughts that are different from others and commit to acting in accordance with your thoughts with confidence in your ability to think and act. Even if the intended results are not guaranteed, personal growth is.