CHAPTER2

Fear and Response

Taking action to improve self-esteem can stir up fears in anyone. Those fears can dramatically increase when pressure is involved. I can assure you that you are not alone and that there is a constructive response to every fear.

Eleanor Roosevelt was known for her very gracious and sincere public image, and she was tremendously sensitive to the underprivileged. She described herself growing up as awkward and uncomfortable around others. Abraham Lincoln was admired as a man who could charm anyone he crossed paths with, and yet it is well known that he was an introvert who struggled with everyday conversations.

What did these two great leaders have in common? Both understood the value of reaching out to others, both were ...

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