In order to achieve any of their goals, men and women need to engage life in specific ways, yet many seem unable to take the steps required to make that success achievable. Other people say they want to live an unconventional, exciting life, but they too do nothing to make such a life possible. Why? Some will shrug, when asked this question. Some say they are not ready, or they may say they are too busy doing other things. Why? Because they are afraid. They fear being unable to assert themselves effectively, perhaps being tested beyond their capacity, and, finally, they are afraid of failing.
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