I feared being alone

Until I learned to like Myself.

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I feared failure

Until I realized that I only Fail when I don't try.

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I feared success

Until I realized that I had to try in order to be happy with myself.

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I feared people's opinions

Until I learned that people would have opinions about me anyway.

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I feared rejection

Until I learned to have faith in myself.

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I feared pain

Until I learned that it's necessary for growth.

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I feared the truth

Until I saw the ugliness in lies.

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I feared life

Until I experienced its beauty .

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I feared death

Until I realized that it's not an end, but a beginning.

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I feared my destiny,

Until I realized that I had the power to change my life.

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I feared hate

Until I saw that it was nothing more than ignorance.

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I feared love

Until it touched my heart, making the darkness fade into endless sunny days.

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I feared ridicule

Until I learned how to laugh at myself.

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I feared growing old

Until I realized that I gained wisdom every day.

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I feared the future

Until I realized that Life just kept getting better.

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I feared the past

Until I realized that It could no longer hurt me.

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I feared the dark

Until I saw the beauty of the starlight.

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I feared the light

Until I learned that the Truth would give me Strength.

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I feared change,

Until I saw that even the most beautiful butterfly had to undergo a Metamorphosis before it could fly.