First published nearly 25 years ago and now out of print, NFNQ sold more than half a million copies worldwide
Halloween is a great metaphor for life. It’s a day to take what is scary and make it fun. And isn’t that often what life is all about? Doing the things you have been afraid to do and doing them with enthusiasm? Doing your best to have fun while doing things that are hard and scary.
Those themes were on my mind when I wrote Never Fear Never Quit: A Story of Courage and Perseverance some 25 years ago. The book is now out of print but used copies are available on Amazon and as my Halloween treat you can download the free eBook edition for free.
The book is a short fictional story structured around 20 principles of courage and perseverance. Even if you don’t read the book, just reviewing these principles (the book’s table of contents) will help you think about how to spark the courage you need to start and the perseverance you need to endure in the journey toward your most important goals.
Part 1: Never Fear
Caring Is the Root of Courage
Fear Attacks Only Weakness, So Confront It with Strength
Fear is a Prison from Which Action Wins Freedom
Any Harm Violence Can Do, Fear Can Do
Give Fear a Name and It Becomes Just a problem
Fear Creates Enemies, Courage Creates Friends
Fear Gets Lost in the Big Picture
Fear Is Many Tomorrows, Courage Is One Today
Fear Is a Reaction, Courage Is a Decision
With Faith Fear Becomes an Ally
Part 2: Never Quit
Stick to Your Purpose
Give Yourself Permission
Dream Emotionally, Think Rationally
Accept adversity and It Becomes a Teacher
Obstacles Are What You See When You Take Your Eyes Off Your Goals
Don’t Go It Alone
A Lucky Coin Is What You Make of It
Take Your Purpose Seriously
Commitment Is the Foundation of Perseverance
Miracles Are Made to Be Shared
Happy Halloween from Values Coach!