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There’s two sides to every coin. And yet it’s the same coin.

Whether it’s face up or tails up. The coin doesn’t change.

Fear and faith work in the same way.

Fear is one side of the coin. Faith is the other.

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You’re probably asking yourself “What’s Joseph talking about? Fear and faith are similar? He’s lost his mind!”

Hear me out though. They’re really similar. Just different sides of the same coin.

Fear is the feeling something bad will happen. In the future.

Faith is something good will happen. In the future.

Do you see where I’m going with this?

Fear is the negative side of faith. For both you’re expecting something, good or bad, to happen in the future.

Fear is tails up. You’re hiding your head as you anticipate:

  • Bad news

There are days I stumble through life, cursing the obstacles I face. The truck not starting, trouble fixing a computer, or a struggling friendship.

They seem like they’re an obstacle in my way that I could do without.

I’m learning instead of seeing these situations as trouble, I need to use these obstacles to become great. And so do you.

Michael Phelps recently made history by winning the most medals in the Olympics. He, as of 2012, is the most decorated Olympian in history.

He achieved this through hard work and overcoming obstacles. Some of those obstacles were intentionally placed by his swim coach Bob Bowman.

Bob would intentionally put obstacles in the way of Michael Phelps.

Could you imagine this happening to you as a swimmer?