No. 12: Give your obstacles credit.You know those No Fear T-shirts that were out.I don't know maybe somewhere continue to go.No Fear? Anybody remember those, or is it just me?I saw them everywhere. I don't get 'em, and I never did.I mean, hell, I try to scare myself at least once a day.I mean I get butterflies every morning before I go to work.I was nervous before I got here to speak tonight. I think fear is a good thing.Why? Because it increases our need to overcome that fear.Say your obstacle is fear of rejection.You wanna ask her out. You wanna ask him out. But you fear that she may say no.You want to ask your boss for that promotion, but you're scared he's gonna think you're overstepping your bounds.Well, instead of denying those fears, declare them; say the fear out loud; admit them; give them the credit they deserve.Don't get all macho and act like they're no big deal,and don't get paralyzed by denying that they exist and therefore abandoning your need to overcome them.I mean, I'd even subscribe to the belief that we're all destined to have to do the thing we fear the most anyway, at some point.So, you give your obstacles credit, and you will, one, find the courage to overcome them;or you will, two, see more clearly that they are not really worth prevailing over.